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ART of TRANSFORMATION: Project Rollout, Screening, and Discussion

3123 Walbrook Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

​​Thursday, June 23rd at 6–8pm at WombWork Productions
3123 Walbrook Ave., Baltimore, 21216
Free and open to the public with dinner offered for $10.

More and more, Baltimoreans are finding ways to tell their own stories and engage in every means of expression to counter misleading and ill-conceived narratives about life in our city. Scholars are working to set the record straight on history and policy. Activists are organizing. Artists are engaging like never before. So it's a good time to ask:

  • How can such efforts grow and persist—not disappear like water under the bridge?
  • What is the value of engaging the arts and humanities to evolve culture to complement other strategies for change?
  • Are the media we use serving or impeding democracy?

Art of Transformation is an alternative form of public media being developed in light of these questions, and this event is the first live episode. It features a hybrid of film and interactive media that document a recent convening—a theatrical ritual where a diverse group of people shared ways they've personally experienced issues of race. The event was developed and facilitated by WombWork Founders and Co-Directors, Kay Lawal-Muhammad and Mama Rashida Forman-Bey in collaboration with Writer/Director, Alan Kreizenbeck. A discussion will follow.

The Baltimore Stories project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a collaboration between the University of Maryland, Maryland Humanities, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

To register: http://goo.gl/forms/wxwGWCEA0g

Questions: arhusynergy@umd.edu