Host of Capital Public Radio’s Blue Dog Jam to MC ‘The Art of Caring’
Tickets still available for Social Emotional Learning Summit at Clara Midtown

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Nick Brunner, host of Capital Public Radio’s Blue Dog Jam, is the master of ceremonies for SCUSD’s “The Art of Caring,” an evening event to build support for arts integration and social emotional learning.

Tickets are still available for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday (April 14) at the newly renovated Clara Midtown arts center at 24th and N Streets.

The keynote speaker is Oakland painter Milton Bowens, an arts educator whose works hang in galleries and the new Levis Stadium.

Bowens’ work uses familiar images and historic text to question such topics as race and celebrity in American culture. Click here to view his website.

Various student groups will also perform at the event, which is aimed at building awareness of and support for SCUSD’s Social Emotional Learning initiatives:

  • California Middle School students will perform a song from “Willy Wonka”
  • Students from Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) will perform spoken word poetry
  • Children from William Land Elementary School will perform a number from “The Lion King”
  • Sutterville Elementary students will sing
  • Essayists from CK McClatchy will perform monologues

Wine and appetizers will be served. Purchase a ticket at www.