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WORLDWISE: ARTS & HUMANITIES DEAN'S LECTURE SERIES-ART, PEACEBUILDING AND SOCIAL CHANGE

WORLDWISE: Arts and Humanities Deans Lecture Series

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

The University of Maryland’s College of Arts and Humanities presents the WORLDWISE Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series—Art, Peacebuilding and Social Change featuring an eclectic mix of conversation, performance and video from three international activists who are using art for social justice and post-traumatic healing.

WHO:

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. A neuroscientist who knows eight languages, Osborne’s work has taken him from music halls to working with children in war-torn Bosnia.

Wendy Sternberg left a medical career to start Genesis at the Crossroads, using arts as vehicles for peacebuilding, humanitarianism and education worldwide. Sternberg taught at Northwestern University Medical School for 14 years and is a consultant for health initiatives impacting conflict zones and global health issues.

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. He has been an educator in Los Angeles and has focused on non-violent techniques and strategies to empower students as peacemakers. He has also worked as a coordinator for a social justice magnet school.

EVENT DETAILS:

WORLDWISE Art, Peacebuilding and Social Change: April 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

WORLDWISE BACKGROUND:

Presented by the College of Arts and Humanities.

This event is FREE.

To reserve your ticket or for more information, please visit: ter.ps/smARTtix or call 301.405.ARTS.

Facebook event page here.

For more information about this event, please contact Nicky Everette, director of marketing and communications for the College of Arts and Humanities, at meve@umd.edu or 301-405-6714.

• Media should RSVP to meve@umd.edu. Due to limited seating, please arrive early.

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ABOUT THE SERIES:

The WORLDWISE Dean's Lecture Series provides an opportunity for the college faculty, students and staff to join together with colleagues across campus for stimulating conversation about issues that cross our disciplines. Lectures and performances may address either enduring or emerging questions central to the arts and humanities, or questions arising from other disciplines to which the arts and humanities might speak.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES:

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland is home to nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 14 academic departments, six independent research centers and over 322 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The college connects students with expert scholars who teach how to investigate, reflect and analyze the world around them, past and present. Through interdisciplinary approaches to the arts and humanities, students develop into global visionaries and creative problem solvers who thrive in a world of rapidly evolving opportunities.