Shannon Dudley of the School of Music and Monica Rojas-Stewart of the Jackson School co-moderate this roundtable discussion on participatory arts sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the School of Music.
This discussion will explore ways that participatory performance—art forms that accommodate diverse skill levels and which integrate song, dance and other kinds of expression—can enhance learning, build community and foster relationships between the University of Washington and diverse Pacific Northwest communities. Discussion will be led by an interdisciplinary group of university faculty and community arts activists, some of whom will make brief presentations of projects they are involved in as a starting point for wider conversation. This event is part of a larger effort to create functional structures that support participatory arts work at the University of Washington and to build a Seattle Participatory Arts Network.
Invited participants include:
Quetzal Flores (Community Power Collective, Los Angeles), Martha Gonzalez (Scripps College), and Jade Power Sotomayor (UC San Diego), UW faculty and staff from Music, Dance, GWSS, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Social Work and American Indian Studies, Seattle arts activists including representatives of Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle, Seattle Fandango Project, Northwest Folklife and Union Cultural Center.