Can we perform our way to power?
The practice, understanding and appreciation for performance and play continue to grow, its appearance in science and other STEM areas being one example of its growth. Simultaneously, the world context in which performance spreads becomes more conflicted. The cultural/political crossroads in the world raise the question of power — how it is created and where the opportunities are for ordinary people to exercise power. It is this perspective that inspired the theme of Performing the World 2016: Can We Perform Our Way To Power?
Dr. Holmes works with scientists to experience, exercise and create power in their day-to-day work environments. She will be facilitating a conversation among three diverse national and international community leaders: Dr. Lenora Fulani, Dean of UX, Dr. Roscoe Giles, Professor at Boston University, and Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Director of the Institute for Strengthening Understanding of Mathematics and Science and Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute. Each of these distinguished educators has played a significant role as an organizer for people of color and poor people to have a place in the world, including the world of science. This panel will take place on Sunday, September 26, at 9:30 a.m. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.
Performing the World is an international gathering to explore & celebrate performance as a catalyst for human and community development and culture change, and thereby, to create a new and more humane world. We warmly welcome you to attend.
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