I’m presenting on engaging rural refugee communities with the arts at the Rural Arts and Culture Summit this Fall.
The Rural Arts and Culture Summit is a biennial, practitioner-driven gathering that celebrates and expands the field of rural arts-based community development. The 2019 Summit will take place October 3 – 5, 2019 at the Reif Center for Performing Arts in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Click here to read their latest press release.
My panel is presently scheduled as:
Laomagination: Building An Inclusive Rural Refugee Arts Voice
Bryan Thao Worra (Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate)
As many Southeast Asian Minnesotan communities mark 45 years in diaspora in 2020, how do we strengthen artistic expression in rural communities with an eye towards our shared traditions and emerging opportunities? In this session we will gain a historical overview of previous efforts and challenges, current directions and resources refugee communities are developing to engage each other at a local, national and international level.