Lecture or Presentation


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Diversity Dialogues & Mural Event Poster

Diversity Dialogue & Mural Event Poster

Diversity Dialogues & Mural Event Poster

Diversity Dialogue & Mural Event Poster

Poster Designed by Prof. Luke Buffenmyer, Department of Fine Arts, Saint Anselm College

A Special Residency Discussion and Multimedia Presentation Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Title: A Special Residency Discussion and Multimedia Presentation Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Location: Auditorium – NHIOP
Description: A Special Residency Discussion and Multimedia Presentation
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Christpher McElroen’s celebrated iconic post-Katrina nationally touring production

Friday, February 11, 2011
3:00 pm, Auditorium – Dana Center

Originally produced in association with The Classical Theatre of Harlem

In November 2007, Christopher McElroen partnered with renowned visual artist Paul Chan and New York public arts organization Creative Time to reach out into the New Orleans community to stage free site specific performances of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in the Katrina-devastated neighborhoods of Gentilly and the Lower Ninth Ward. The Times-Picayune, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, Artforum and NPR all followed the story of Godot in New Orleans, calling the project “incisive,” “inspired,” “remarkable,” “exemplary,” “ever-inventive,” and “multifaceted… various in form and meaning, communal, physically ephemeral yet socially and politically continuing.” Director Christopher McElroen, along with members of the cast of Waiting for Godot, gives an engaging multimedia presentation about this extraordinary community development through the arts initiative.
Digging deeper and using Godot in New Orleans as a roadmap, McElroen speaks to the challenges of producing site-specific theatre and the importance of building community ownership of political and socially relevant art and theatre.

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Start Time: 15:00
Date: 2011-02-11

Lecture: “Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change”

Title: Lecture: “Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change”
Location: Auditorium – NHIOP
Description: Lecture: “Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change”
Tom Hayden, founder and director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
6:00 pm, Auditorium – NHIOP

Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics, where it is often seen as too radical by some and too moderate by others. Hayden will offer examples including the Bill of Rights, the 19th Amendment, and the Sixties reforms leading to the election of Barack Obama.

Tom Hayden currently writes for The Nation and is the author and editor of 18 books, including The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama (Paradigm, 2009), as well as numerous articles for the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He has recently taught at Scripps College and Pitzer College in Claremont, Occidental College, and Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

Hayden served 18 years in the California legislature, chairing key committees on the environment, higher education and labor. He was described as “the conscience of the Senate” in California, and “the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement” in the New York Review of Books. He is credited with popularizing the concept of participatory democracy.

Tom Hayden is one of the nation’s leading voices against the Afghanistan-Pakistan War, as he was during the Vietnam War 40 years ago and is organizing a campaign to ensure that the wars are central to the presidential debates in 2012.
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Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-02-08

“Artist: Cultural Maker, Cultural Keeper” Talk & Exhibit by Richard Haynes, Jr.

Title: “Artist: Cultural Maker, Cultural Keeper” Talk & Exhibit by Richard Haynes, Jr.
Location: Dana Center
Description: “Artist: Cultural Maker, Cultural Keeper” Lecture & Exhibition
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2010-01-26