The City of Providence Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts & Humanities Celebrating The Role of Art, Culture, and Creativity in The Development of The Creative Capital

2017 Pell Lecture keynote speaker, Carlton Turner. Photograph Courtesy of AlternateROOTS.

What is Cultural Justice?

 2017 Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts & Humanities

Presented by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism

December 13, 2017

5PM

The Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island

393 Broad Street, Providence

Keynote by Carlton Turner (AlternateROOTS, M.U.G.A.B.E.E.)

Followed by a Panel discussion with:
Karen Allen Baxter (Brown University Rites and Reason Theatre Africana Studies)
Anjel Newmann (AS220 Youth; Performer)
Sabrina Chaudhary (stay silent PVD, Trade Pop-Up)
Ian Cozzens (New Urban Arts; Artist/Designer)

Produced in collaboration with:
Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Alliance of Artist Communities
Rhode Island LISC
Trinity Repertory Company
Brown University Rites and Reason Theatre Africana Studies
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

With support from:
AS220
The Dean Hotel

¿Qué es justicia cultural?

2017 Senador Claiborne Pell Conferencia sobre Arte y Humanidades

Presentado por El Alcalde Jorge O. Elorza, y el Departamento de Arte, Cultura + Turismo de la Ciudad de Providence

13 de diciembre de 2017 5pm

El Southside Centero Cultural de Rhode Island

393 Broad Street, Providence

Conferencia magistral por Carlton Turner (AlternateROOTS, M.U.G.A.B.E.E.)

Seguido por un panel de discusión con:
Karen Allen Baxter (Universidad de Brown Rites and Reason Theatre Africana Studies)
Anjel Newmann (AS220 Youth; Artista)
Sabrina Chaudhary (Stay Slient PVD, Trade Pop-Up)
Ian Cozzens (Artes urbanas nuevas; Artista/Diseñador)

Producido en colaboración con:
Southside Centero Cultural de Rhode Island
Consejo de Artes de Rhode Island
Consejo de Humanidades de Rhode Island
Alianza de comunidades de artistas
Rhode Island LISC
Trinity Repertory Company
Universidad de Brown Rites and Reason Theatre Africana Studies
John Nicholas Brown Centro de Humanidades Públicas y Patrimonio Cultural

Con el apoyo de:
AS220
El hotel Dean


The City of Providence and its partners host the annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts & Humanities to honor the late Claiborne Pell (1918-2009), who represented the State of Rhode Island in the United States Senate from 1961-1997. Senator Pell was a lead sponsor of the “Basic Educational Opportunity Grants” program in 1973, renamed Pell Grants in 1980; they have been critical mechanisms for providing financial aid to college students in the United States. He also played a pivotal role in the founding of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.

Established in 2009, the Pell Lecture seeds critical conversations that build from Senator Pell’s vision for our nation, inviting the community to come together to celebrate art, culture, and the creative community. Topics have spotlighted key aspects of the six community-wide goals outlined in Creative Providence: A Cultural Plan for the Creative Sector.

In 2009, Jeremy Nowak examined the social and economic benefits associated with making space for arts and culture in real estate development. A nationally recognized leader in urban development, Nowak’s publications examine the role of art and culture in neighborhood regeneration, policy options for distressed cities, and the role of development finance for older industrial cities.

David Byrne gives the 2010 keynote at the Pell Lecture.
David Byrne gives the 2010 keynote at the Pell Lecture.

 

In 2010, musician and author David Byrne was joined by Brown University professor of American Studies, Sandy Zipp, former City of Providence Director of Planning + Development, Thomas Deller, and bicycle advocate Barry Schiller for a discussion of creative solutions to complex urban issues.

In 2011, audience development expert Donna Walker Kuhne presented on her work diversifying cultural participation on Broadway and beyond.

In 2012, The Kresge Foundation’s Maria Rosario-Jackson, ASU’s Jason Schupbach (formerly of the NEA), publisher Manya Rubenstein of Outpost Journal, and Colin Kane of Rhode Island’s 195 Commission discussed the national creative placemaking movement and its implications for Providence’s creative workforce and businesses.

In 2013, Tyler Denmead, founder of New Urban Arts, moderated a conversation on arts education and 21st century workforce development with teams from The Bronx, Boston, and Hartford.

Pell 2014 Panelists Holly Ewald, Sokeo Ros, and keynote Arlene Goldbard. Photograph by Justine Bevilacqua.
Pell 2014 Panelists Holly Ewald, Sokeo Ros, and keynote Arlene Goldbard. Photograph by Justine Bevilacqua.

 

In 2014, three visionary Providence artists, Holly Ewald, Sokeo Ros, and Erik Ehn, examined the ways in which artists’ skills and capacities are essential to a sustainable future with keynote speaker  Arlene Goldbard, activist and author of books including 2013’s The Culture of Possibility: Art, Artists & The Future and The Wave.

In 2015, Patrice Walker Powell, retired Deputy Chairman for Grants and Awards at the NEA; Jeffreen Hayes of bridge/arts; Clyde Valentin from Meadows School of the Arts; and Raymond Two Hawks Watson, of the Eastern Medicine Singers/Providence Cultural Equity Initiative discussed the challenges involved in developing a more equitable arts ecosystem.