Day 2: Inside Out Project Summer 2015 #ownyourjourney- a visit to @VPDHorses

INSIDE OUT PROJECT: OWN YOUR JOURNEY- Breaking the cycle of violence through creativity

Inside Out Project – Own Your Journey SUMMER 2015 is a three week intensive arts-based program running out of Mountainside Secondary School (July 6-24, 2015) for youth ages 13-20 that uses the vehicles of therapeutic art, photography and stop motion animation to teach life and transferable skills while developing self-empowerment, peer to peer interaction, community connections and by providing tools to make healthy, non-violent choices. The goal for Inside Out is to help students address the root causes of violence (with a special focus on violence against women) through creative expression. The program allows students to creatively reflect on self, to work in a team and to experience critical engagement and transformative changes that shift their attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent violence. Three experienced facilitators (Ian Powell, Erin Ross, Kat Thorsen) provide instruction and support.

Recall Day 1, July 6, 2015: LINK

Day 2, July 7, 2015, highlights:

Today we visited the Vancouver Police Department Mounted Unit stables.

A huge thank you to VPD horse trainer, Darcy Henkel, for hosting and to all the horses for putting up with our curiosity and cameras!  Stay tuned for a photo essay by our students.

The following photos from today’s visit by photographer/filmmaker, Jennifer Chow, who joined us today:

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Check out Jennifer Chow’s short film about the VPD Mounted Unit:

And her websites:

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Jennifer Chow at the stables today with Tex

The Inside Out Project- Own Your Journey Summer 2015 is offered to youth at no cost thanks to a grant from the Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO) in partnership with the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division (VSCPD), BC Ministry of Justice.

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