School of Arts and Communication

Visibility and Empathy

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Monday, April 6, at 6pm Studio Theater, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Free

This panel explores the nature of conflict, communication and the arts. When individuals, groups, and communities clash, there is a sense that one’s perspective is not being heard and seen. The work of conflict practitioners is to create and facilitate processes that allow each group to see the other. The process of making others visible and of helping participants take perspective can involve an array of expression – storytelling, playwriting and production, artistic exploration, bodywork and more. This panel will bring together conflict, community and peace practitioners who use a variety of expressive forms to connect participants working to manage conflict, build community and even create peace.