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See Me: Salem Public Schools Students’ Creative Expressions of Identity

May 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, May 18 through Monday, May 22, 2023 from 10 am-5 pm

Included with admission; Free admission for Salem residents and children 16 and under

Join PEM for a multiday pop-up exhibition featuring artwork from Salem students in grades K-12. This celebration of student works includes drawings, paintings, photography, poetry, dance, video and more. Works will be displayed throughout the museum with Student Voice Project presentations and a panel conversation with an exclusive performance on Saturday, May 20.


Saturday, May 20, 2023

Today’s events will feature special Student Voice Project presentations and a panel conversation with an exclusive performance.

10:00 am–4:30 pm
Voice Project | Civic Actions Projects Expo

East India Marine Hall | Level 2

Salem Public Schools is challenging social inequity by partnering with Equity Imperative to create the Student Voice Project, an effort to amplify students’ concerns and help them take action to address them. Ask student researchers about their work!

10:30 am–12 pm
Project Summit | Raising the Volume of Student Voice

Morse Auditorium | Ground Level

Students in grades 4-12 present on the Youth Participatory Action Research process.

1:30–2:45 pm
Conversation and Performance |The Power of Student Identity and Voice to Transform School Culture

Morse Auditorium | Ground Level

Join a conversation with Superintendent Dr. Stephen Zrike Jr. and Equity Imperative Co-Founder and Director of the Student Voice Project Judith Diaz-Rodriguez, including a performance by SPS Artist in Residence Dee-1 and opening remarks from Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.

3:30–4 pm
Student Artist Performance
Traditional Dominican Dance

Garden Atrium | Ground Level

Students celebrate their identity and culture through dance.

See Me is an initiative through the Salem Public Schools Office of Public Relations that captures the district’s core values of belonging, equity and opportunity through the expression of student voices. This public exhibition aims to share elements of how the young people of Salem see their history and how their cultures have shaped them. It explores how they see themselves walking through the world in the present and how they can influence the future.

Salem Public Schools is a diverse community that reflects countries, cultures and colors from around the world. See Me is a creative interpretation of students’ self-identity that brings its core values to life.


May 18, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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