April 11 - 12, 2014
This conference, open to all clinicians, educators, artists, activists, students, clergy and community leaders, offers several perspectives and approaches to dealing with violence through the arts. Participants will learn strategies from experts in the field who have used the arts to help address issues of conflict in their professional practices and communities, and will gain an understanding for the implementation of these strategies through experiential engagement in arts processes.
To register for this conference, contact Beth Chambers at 617.349.8833 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 LMHC CEUs available.
SCHEDULEFriday 9:00am - 3:30pm: Voices of Memory, Voices of Testimony (Washburn Auditorium, Brattle Campus)Morning Keynote Address with Dr. Karen Frostig: "Memory and Activism: New Forms of TestimonyThe Vienna Project is a new multi-faceted, social action Holocaust memorial project in Europe that examines the intersection between memory and history, factual data and the artistry of participation, in an effort to produce new ideas about testimony and the process of bearing witness to human atrocity. Dr. Karen Frostig, President and Artistic Director of The Vienna Project, is an interdisciplinary artist, author, educator and cultural historian. She will present her work as an international activist who deals with traumatic memory, inherited erasures, and new forms of testimony.Respondents:
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