Reflecting through Art – AALEADers participate in CACA Art Contest

Some of our AALEAD students have been hard at work these past few months creating original works of art for submission to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) 2015 National Art Competition.

The theme of this year’s contest is a student’s favorite Chinese food memories and ¬†this has provided a great platform for students to reflect on their own experience with Chinese food and Chinese Americans. Students have drawn pictures of hotpot feasts, new year’s banquets, a special ice cream Sunday served on a third birthday in China, and more. Students in third grade and older also wrote short paragraphs describing their work of art and what it represents to them.

A huge thanks to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance for providing this fantastic opportunity and impetus for students to reflect on their own identity and experiences through art!

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