Art, Peacebuilding and Social Change

2014-2015 WORLDWISE Arts and Humanities Dean's Lecture Series:
Art, Peacebuilding and Social Change

Thursday, April 23, 2015 . 5:30PM
Arts, Peacemaking and Social Change
Artwork provided by UMD College of Arts & Humanities

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1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

A lively mix of performance art, video and talk will showcase international activists who are strategically using art for social justice and post-traumatic healing.

Nigel Osborne, one of the UK’s leading composers and founder of the University of Edinburgh Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, creates operas to help traumatized people in Palestine, Georgia and Uganda. Wendy Sternberg left a medical career to start Genesis at the Crossroads, using arts as vehicles for peacebuilding, humanitarianism and education worldwide. Jelani, a teacher-artist-scholar, stages and studies an array of art forms for healing post-traumatic stresses of inner city children and the descendants of African American slaves who travel to African slave ports.

This event will be in conversation with Sheri Parks followed by reception with the panelists.