CALARTS PROGRAM TO RECEIVE MLK HERO AWARD.Byline: SHARON COTAL COTAL Confederación de Los Organismos Turisticos Para America Latina (Spanish: Confederation of Latin American Tourism Organizations) Staff Writer
VALENCIA -- Actress Anne Archer will visit Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, today to present a Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Hero award to a program at California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts
known as CalArts
U.S. private institution of higher learning in Valencia. Created in 1961 through the merger of two other art institutes, it was the first in the U.S. and its director.
Award recipient Glenna Avila is the director of CalArts' Community Arts Partnership The Community Arts Partnership (usually known as CAP) was established in 1990,and is the first program of its kind in the U.S. The program links the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) to community art centers and public schools throughout Los Angeles County as part of an , which links the local art school to community art centers and public schools throughout Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County, providing college-level arts education to middle and high school students.
CAP courses are designed to mirror the approaches used in teaching the different artistic disciplines at CalArts. All CAP classes and workshops are offered free and culminate in performances, exhibitions, concerts and screenings.
Archer is the founder of Artists for Human Rights, one of the sponsors of today's event. Other sponsors include The International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance The International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance is a human rights group affiliated with Scientology, the stated aim of which is to "provide easy-to-understand human rights education to adults and children so that they are able to grasp what fundamental human rights are , and Youth for Human Rights.
``The CAP program goes into inner-city communities and teaches art when there is no art education available,'' said Michelle Seward, U.S. president of the International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance. ``If the kids stay in the program, they are offered scholarships to CalArts.''
The award ceremony will also feature guest performers and screenings of Human Rights Public Service Announcements.
If you go
What: The Human Rights Hero event
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia
Reservations: Call (323) 661-1196.
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