Arts Leadership

Arts Leadership Symposium

Performing Social Change
April 16-17, 2015

OVERVIEW

The USC Arts Leadership Program presents the second annual USC Arts Leadership Symposium featuring a performance and workshop by spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The symposium culminates in a conversation, hosted by Kenneth Foster, director of the USC Arts Leadership Program, with arts leaders from around the world on the role of the arts in contemporary society.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices, the Arts & Humanities Initiative. All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Spoken World
A Performance by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, one of America’s vital voices, will perform The Spoken World, an interweaving of text and movement that journeys through African American fatherhood, planet hip hop and environmental justice in the U.S. and Africa.

Admission is free. RSVP required. Click here for more information.
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: RSVP here.
USC Alumni: RSVP here.
General Public: RSVP here.


The Body Politic
A Workshop with Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Friday, April 17, 10:00 a.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library 240

Join Marc Bamuthi Joseph for an inspiring interactive workshop. Riffing off the work of visionary science-fiction writer Octavia Butler (Kindred, Dawn), Bamuthi will guide students through developing a text and movement piece based on their own writing.

Admission is free. RSVP required. Click here for more information.
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: RSVP here.
USC Alumni: RSVP here.
General Public: RSVP here.


Engaging Community: Pathways to Social Change through Art
Friday, April 17, 2:00 p.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library 240

An international panel of artists and arts leaders committed to social change and social justice will discuss how they got their start and the future of socially engaged art. Participants include Michael John Garces, artistic director of Cornerstone Theater Company (Los Angeles); Hector Flores, vocalist and musician with Las Cafeteras (Los Angeles); Panaibra Gabriel Canda, artistic director of CulturArte (Mozambique); and Qudus Onikeku, artistic director of QDance Center (Nigeria).

Admission is free. RSVP required. Click here for more information.
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: RSVP here.
USC Alumni: RSVP here.
General Public: RSVP here.



Supported in part by the African Contemporary Arts Consortium with funding from the Ford Foundation.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices, the Arts & Humanities Initiative. All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required.