Workshop # 3: Macla's DMCStudio Provides a Safe Space for Art and Discussion.
Time flies! We’re now at Workshop #3 with the Acer and DMCStudio team. This week brought us new Acer volunteers and new students. We love the welcoming vibe of the space! it makes for a great environment for youth, mentors and staff interact through art and discussion. These week’s topic was on education and depression.
DMCStudio Mentor, Rohnny Vallarta, facilitated the workshop. During table discussions, a topic is randomly chosen from a box. Education was the first topic that was chosen. Acer Volunteer, Regina Aquino mentioned the similarities she found during the workshop.
The second topic was depression. We shared our thoughts about how mental health is not talked about enough. Their is also a stigma of seeking help especially through cultural factors. Macla’s DMCStudio is a place where we can speak freely and create that dialogue between our volunteers and mentors.
Acer volunteer, Michelle Leavitt, tells us why she was drawn to join Macla’s DMCStudio Poetry Workshop.
This is what Macla’s DMCStudio is for. To engage our youth in the arts, but also through these workshop become a safe place where youth can find guidance and support.