Arts in International Development: Harnessing the power of the creative disciplines to effect social, economic, and political change

Date: 10/28/2009
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Presented by the Student Network Exploring Arts & Culture and the International Public Service Association

Join us for a panel discussion exploring innovative ways the arts are used to address social and humanitarian issues in international development.  We'll hear from experts and practitioners in the field whose work brings them to poverty stricken areas in the developing world, refugee camps, areas of conflict and post-war environments, and politically charged public spaces.  Come to learn how they use the arts to effect lasting and powerful change in underpriviledged communities around the globe.

Panelists Include:

Ami Boghani
Program Coordinator, Maisha Film Lab
The Lab provides professional training and production resources to emerging film makers in East Africa in order to preserve, cultivate and unleash local voices from these regions.

Mauricio Salgado
Chief Project Officer, Artists Striving to End Poverty
An organization that connects artists with global youths and uses the arts to create change for young people in need

Joanna Sherman
Artistic Director, Bond Street Theatre
A company that uses the performing arts as humanitarian outreach and a tool for education and healing

Moderated by
Deborah Kapchan
Professor of Performance Studies, NYU, and currently teaching a class on Arts and Human Rights