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July 2019

Creative Solutions Summer Showcase

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meadows School of the Arts, Margo Jones Theatre, 6101 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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Free

About Creative Solutions Creative SolutionsTM began as a program within Big Thought in 1994 as an initiative to send artists directly into juvenile detention facilities to offer incarcerated teens art-based workshops focusing on introspection, reflection and renewal. These workshops were soon recognized as being so successful that the Dallas County Juvenile Department asked for another continuing component to serve students after their release on probation. In partnership with Dallas County Juvenile Department, SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and master teaching…

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CommUNITY Wellness Yoga

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anita Martinez Recreation Center, 3212 N Winnetka Ave
Dallas, TX 75212 United States
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Ever tried yoga? Come try some mindful moves from Jenni Ibarra (aka Mindful Mamis) and learn about mindfulness for the whole family. This is a free, family-friendly event. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for each member of your family who will be participating.

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August 2019

AI Bootcamp

Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
Mavs Gaming Hub, 2909 Taylor St
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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Develop your skill for the future at the Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp! In partnership with Microsoft, Walmart and Big Thought, this free day camp provides hands-on learning with industry experts for twenty Dallas Independent School District high school students. Dates: Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 Times: 12 noon - 5 pm Location: Mavs Gaming Hub, 2909 Taylor St, Dallas, TX 75226 What this course IS: -- An introduction to the high-level concepts that underlie artificial…

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Artivism: Anatomy of an Activist

Artivism Summer Showcase

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bishop Arts Theater, 215 South Tyler Street
Dallas, TX 75208-4934 United States
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About Artivism Youth grapple with issues of racial and social justice every day. Artivism, Big Thought’s newest youth development program gives middle and high school students the opportunity to address the racial and social justice issues, concerns and they also experience — and then advocate for change. Local professional artists guide youth as they express their thoughts through original artwork, poetry, and performance pieces. "The Anatomy of an Activist": Exhibit and Presentation Artivism is a unique pairing of activism through…

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Artivism: Anatomy of an Activist

Artivism Summer Showcase

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bishop Arts Theater, 215 South Tyler Street
Dallas, TX 75208-4934 United States
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About Artivism Youth grapple with issues of racial and social justice every day. Artivism, Big Thought’s newest youth development program gives middle and high school students the opportunity to address the racial and social justice issues, concerns and they also experience — and then advocate for change. Local professional artists guide youth as they express their thoughts through original artwork, poetry, and performance pieces. "The Anatomy of an Activist": Exhibit and Presentation Artivism is a unique pairing of activism through…

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September 2019

First Mondays

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Big Thought, 1409 S Lamar St. #1015
Dallas, TX 75215 United States
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Every first Monday of each month we host an information session from 9am-10:30am at our offices. We invite you to join us and learn more about the ins and outs of Big Thought, as well as find out about you!⁠ A representative from each initiative is waiting to share how we can work together to empower youth and help them imagine and create their best lives. We can't wait to meet you!⁠    

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Get Your Geek on with Big Thought

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Beer Co., 1530 Inspiration Dr. #200
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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$5

Grab your friends and come out to enjoy some great brews and great trivia while supporting a great cause! Big Thought is partnering with Geeks Who Drink for a trivia tourney to kick off fundraising for North Texas Giving Day. For just $5/player, you can help Big Thought equip youth in marginalized community to imagine and create their best lives and world.

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Community Book Club

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Big Thought, 1409 S Lamar St. #1015
Dallas, TX 75215 United States
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Casey Gerald: Community Book Club Saturday, September 28, 10:30 a.m. Location: Big Thought, 1409 S. Lamar Street, Suite #1015, Dallas, TX 75215 Hosted by Big Thought in partnership with Arts & Letters Live and Dallas Museum of Art Join us for an insightful discussion of Casey Gerald’s book There Will Be No Miracles Here led by Byron Sanders, President and CEO of Big Thought. In his memoir There Will Be No Miracles Here, Casey Gerald takes the arc of a classic rags-to-riches tale and stands the…

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October 2019

Monday Meet Up

Monday Meet Up

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Big Thought, 1409 S Lamar St. #1015
Dallas, TX 75215 United States
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Interested in partnering with Big Thought? Come to our Monday Meet Up! Every first Monday of the month, Big Thought hosts an information session to meet up with potential new partners and team members to share more about the work we do and how you can get involved. Representatives from several Big Thought programs will be there to describe their work in detail. Please RSVP to [email protected], so we can prepare for you! We are excited to meet you and…

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DaVerse Lounge

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Life In Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St.
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought and Journeyman Ink invite you to engage in a magic night of emotional literacy at Life In Deep Ellum! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including participants from DaVerse Lounge poetry clubs, while house band Melody Memory will play original tunes and…

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