(Urbano Project Artist in Residence,
29 Germania St. Boston, MA 20018)
Still We Rise focuses on art making as an act of healing, revolving around themes of personal resilience and sustainability.Still We Rise is an installation with an original musical track. Many local youths have been subjected to various kinds of violence including domestic, bullying, psychological, and the violence of discrimination. Through writing, drawing, and sculptures Valdez and the students explore the times of strength and healing, discovering their own resiliency in the process.