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

A lively mix of performance art, video and talk showcased 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.

Date of Publication: 
11/2/15
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