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September 7-8, 2018
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom
2310 Elgin Street
Presented by Project Row Houses (PRH), “Social Practice.Social Justice” is a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists and thought leaders to Houston’s Third Ward. The symposium begins Friday evening with a special dinner hosted by Project Row Houses. It continues with Day 2 on Saturday morning with a panel discussion on neighborhood development and the strategies used in communities impacted by disinvestment. This session will be followed by a keynote address from Lisa Dent, thought leader and advocate for cultural workers, living artists and shape-shifters. The afternoon session will conclude the symposium, with a panel centered on utilizing creativity, imagination and engagement.
Members | $25
Guests | $35
Students | $10
Dine with PRH
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Ticketholders for the symposium are invited to a special dinner with Project Row Houses. Location TBD. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon on Tuesday, September 4.
Neighborhood Development and the Preservation of a Community, Panel moderated by Eureka Gilkey, Executive Director, PRH
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
This panel brings together individuals who are pathing a way forward for conscious neighborhood development and work actively to preserve historic buildings in neighborhoods that have been disinvested in.
Irfana Jetha Noorani, 11th Street Bridge Project, Washington DC
Pat Jordan, Gem Cultural and Education Center, Kansas City
Danielle Burns Wilson, The African American Library at the Gregory School
Lunch and Breakout sessions
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Food trucks will be available on-site along with breakout sessions organized in the Eldorado Building.
The Romance of Community, Keynote Address by Lisa Dent
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lisa Dent will present current research on philanthropic and cultural organizations, placing the support of artistic work within a socioeconomic context.
Beyond Social Practice, Panel moderated by Gia Hamilton, Cultural Producer
2:30 – 4:00 p.m
The panelists will present their individual practices and discuss the broad, often vague definition of "social practice" as well as their observed impact of art and creativity on the community.
Artist Shani Peters, New York based
Artist Nathaniel Donnett, Houston based
Cultural worker Jen Delos Reyes, Chicago based
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