Below is a collection of the completed paintings from the Emancipation Workshop. As part of Judy’s pedagogy, UCLA students of the Beyond the Mexican Mural class are empowered to join her in teaching the Emancipation Workshop to students of the Judy Baca Arts Academy. This multi-week workshop provides teaching experience for UCLA students and an opportunity for Judy Baca Arts Academy students to reflect upon and self-express his and her own distinctive identity. The first two weeks are devoted to talking and developing imagery to express the student’s identity. The third and fourth weeks are for painting! View the gallery to see what 6th grade students of the Judy Baca Arts Academy are passionate about and what they desire to do with their futures!