Emotion Literacy Advocates
For more than 20 years, Pamela Sackett, ELA's founding artist, has been using language arts, theatre and music to help many people understand and express their true emotions.
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Pamela Sackett is one of the most original thinkers I have ever encountered in my career as a teaching artist. She sees the big picture and understands the emotional needs of children, their parents, their teachers and the communities surrounding them – in short, she understands our humanity...
– Ted Sod
Director, Education Dept. Dramaturge
Roundabout Theatre, New York
Emotion Literacy Advocates News
ELA Selected for Website Redesign
A design team from the University of Washington's Human Centered Design & Engineering program selected ELA as a candidate for a web site redesign.
The class teaches how to use evidence from site analytics, use-case studies and user interviews to inform web site designs to answer visitor desires.
Microsoft invites ELA to Non-profit Fair
ELA appeared for two days of the five-day Microsoft fair, once on educational organizations day, and again on arts day. ELA board members Daniel Sackett, Mark Magill and Pamela Sackett (pictured) gave out "Five Ways" brochures and other ELA literature and answered questions.
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Who are Emotion Literacy Advocates:
Emotion Literacy Advocates, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in January 2001, and is comprised of passionate people, with backgrounds ranging from publishing, education, science, human services, information technology, and, of course, the arts. For more than 20 years, Pamela Sackett, Emotion Literacy Advocates' founder, has been using language arts, theater and music to help a wide age-range of individuals and groups understand and express their true emotions.
Emotion Literacy Advocates Can Help Anyone:
Think creatively and use every day language to untangle
emotion and needs.
Begin a difficult conversation with a friend, co-worker
or family member.
Appreciate language arts, theatre, and music as tools
for insight and understanding.
Emotion Literacy Advocates, the idea, began in 1992 with Pamela's first book of rhythmic prose she presented to special interest groups and universities. In late 1994, Seattle Repertory Theatre Company's outreach and education department's (then) head, Ted Sod, learned of Pamela's idea, philosophy and methods and recruited her for a series of artist residencies in public and private schools, an adult prison and the King County Youth Detention facility. Pamela's work as a generative artist telling stories in poetic, musical and theatrical form to advocate for emotion literacy found its way further into academic and social service communities in the Northwest, Canada and Mexico. Pamela continues to serve as a teaching artist and guest author in high schools, universities and performance venues. Emotion Literacy Advocates, the organization, was formed to support and expand Pamela's reach and to foster collaboration with artists, community partners and social change educators...
Author Event: Pamela at Elliot Bay Books
Emotion Literacy Advocates (ELA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization comprised of a group of generative artists and social activists in Seattle who came together at the turn of the millennium to further ELA's mission: to create learning forums for insight into emotion through language and the arts.