Coffee @ 10: "Arts and Apartheid" with Rachel E. Sytsma-Reed, Ph.D.

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    Gilbert Gallery
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    Free and open to the public.

    This event takes place in-person only.

    "Arts and Apartheid: How Collaboration Opens Conversation and Inspires Community"

    Discussion leader: Rachel Sytsma-Reed, Next Gen Director, Great Lakes Center for the Arts

    You are warmly invited to a discussion exploring the power of the arts to expand transformational conversations that are rooted in context but transcend time and place. With Apartheid as an example, using an unlikely friendship between Christo Brand (a white jailer) and Nelson Mandela (a black prisoner), this Coffee @ 10 will take you through the development of a very special collaborative effort. Learn how a Distinguished Speaker Series event in one arts organization has blossomed into a community conversation around hope, humanity, and resilience, catalyzed by original works of performing art in other arts organizations. Be the first to learn about how CTAC’s School of Ballet Artistic Director and the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s Chorus Master are creating powerful works of art bringing themes from Apartheid and Mandela to life through movement and music. From arts organizations and artists to committed young people and adults, this conversation affords us all a chance to engage in conversation about how Petoskey has impressively embraced a collaborative effort to re-examine the lessons of Apartheid and how those lessons remain pertinent to challenges faced by all of us as Americans, as human beings.


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