Art, Activism, Imagination: Building a Transformative Arts Network

Event Date: 

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Art, Activism, Imagination: Building a Transformative Arts Network  (March 1-2, 2019, University of California Santa Barbara)

Please join us for a two day symposium on art-based community making in New Orleans, Flint, Ferguson/St. Louis. Chicago, East Los Angeles, and Houston.

Day One: Friday, March 1: State Street Room University Center

10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Shana Griffin (Displaced New Orleans), Natasha Thomas-Jackson (Raise It Up! Flint), Walter Johnson and Tef Poe (Commonwealth Project St. Louis), Johari Jabir (Gospel Music Pedagogy, Chicago), Jerome Morgan and Daniel Rideau Free-Dem Foundations New Orleans.

1:30-3:30pm: Ofelia Esparza, Rosanna Ahrens, Omar G. Ramirez, Quetzal Flores, (Alliance for California Traditional Arts Building Healthy Communities in Boyle Heights)

5-7pm (MCC Lounge), Art, Incarceration, and Imagination: Jerome Morgan (Free-Dem Foundations) and Julian Saporti (No No Boy.)

Day 2: Saturday, March 2 MCC Lounge 

1pm-4pm, Learning From and With Transformative Arts Practice: Ryan Dennis (Project Row Houses), Diane Fujino (UCSB), Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Edinburgh), Esther Lezra(UCSB), Alan Rice (University of Central Lancaster)