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SAN DIEGO—Art, Power and the Radical Imagination
April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez attends the National Women’s Studies Association’s annual conference, November 2016 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Jami430/ Creative Commons) SAN DIEGO– An official UC San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities keynote and community workshop supported by California Humanities, artist Favianna Rodriguez will explore how art can inspire new ways of thinking. Culture shapes our identity and forges our collective imagination — Rodriguez will share examples of her work and discuss how art educates and spurs the imagination beyond the realms of what politics can do. This event is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Project Grant. This event is part of a larger project entitled Bridging Arts and Humanities: Communities in Dialogue which will present eight public forums over two years to explore how the arts and humanities can inform discussions about challenges facing everyone including social justice and hot-button political issues both local and global. Participants will include top scholars in their fields, experts on the local impact of these topics and local community members personally invested or experienced in these issues, along with artists who will discuss their work on campus and off campus at mirroring events. Audiences will include undergraduate and graduate students from UCSD and nearby colleges, faculty and local community members.