Skirball Talks: Agents Of Change
Where: NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Pl.
212-998-4941 Price: Free
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Keynote: Oskar Eustis
Moderator: Laura Flanders
Panelists: Mohsin Mohi Ud Din, Ruchira Gupta, Arturo O’Farrill, Cristal Chanelle Truscott
Closing performance: Staceyann Chin, Martha Redbone, Wallace Michael Shawn, and Shawn Touriz, a student from Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry. The performance will be narrated by Anthony Arnove from Voices of A People’s History of the United States
“Agents of Change in an Interdependent World” offers a new and updated view of the concept of “interdependence” for our times. Through a keynote address, a moderated panel discussion, and a performance, activists and leaders will address the importance of what the late scholar Ben Barber coined “interdependency” in the light of current circumstances. The circumstances we are living in suggest connecting not only ‘’globally,” but also across other pressing, emerging, threatening barriers as well.
Our speakers represent the new and inspiring ways in which the arts, culture, and creativity in particular are giving voice to a new generation of activism. They include visionaries, but also the individuals and emerging groups among us who are creating new alliances for change–including some people who aren’t normally thought of as activists. A common thread uniting them all is the conviction that the arts offer a unique way of connecting, of breaking down walls, and inspiring change. Through performance, visual arts, and new media, artists and activists bring together individuals and communities in our interdependent world and tackle some of its most pressing challenges.
By hearing the voices of those who are actually doing the work, we hope to inspire our audience with new models of change and promote new connections among an emerging interdependent community.
Held weekly every Monday at 6:30pm during the academic terms, SKIRBALL TALKS hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more. This event is free and open to the public.
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