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2023 Oklahoma Arts Conference

"Promise in the Road Ahead"

Teresa Lopez
Teresa Lopez is founder of the Comanche Youth Dancers, a program she has facilitated for over 34 years. She works with dancers ranging from three to 18 years old, and she is currently teaching her second generation. Proud of her Comanche culture, Lopez wants to continue educating children about the importance of learning Comanche dances and songs so the traditions can be passed along to future generations.

Teresa Lopez's Schedule
Comanche Strong: How Art and Culture Strengthen Community, Build Resilience, and Foster Community Well-Being
Date: Wednesday – October, 18 2023 Time: 10:15am - 11:15am
Room: Great Plains Ballroom D
Research is increasingly linking arts and cultural experiences to improved health and well-being for people of all ages. During this session, Comanche Nation cultural representatives will share how Lawton-based cultural programs have contributed to improved well-being and quality of life for youth and adults who participate in learning traditional Comanche dances and art instruction.

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