Artists, curators, scholars, and art facilitators recognize that cultural initiatives must respond with more agility and alacrity to the realities of inequity, in all of its forms. How those responses are effectively enacted is a more complex set of questions. This conference will focus on the political potentials of care and compassion as practiced in the arts. Participants will reflect on the differences between hearing and actively listening, and between speaking with and speaking to, in a variety of art-centered exchanges.

How can we amplify inclusive, polyphonic narratives based on lived experiences, instead of the perceived authority of academic or fine arts expertise? How might art workers conceive of their role as facilitation for collaborations and conversations about justice taking place outside cultural institutions? Over two online sessions, we will explore creative, curatorial and activist projects focused on toppling hierarchies, empowering BIPOC voices, reimagining history, and centering the voices of historically marginalized authors and creators.  Hear more about cultural initiatives locally and internationally—making change now.

This event is being presented virtually via Zoom.

Registration for Friday, 10/22
Registration for Saturday, 10/23
Please note: there are separate registration links for each day of the conference.

This event is sponsored by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program.

 

Artists, curators, scholars, and art facilitators recognize that cultural initiatives must respond with more agility and alacrity to the realities of inequity, in all of its forms. How those responses are effectively enacted is a more complex set of questions. This conference will focus on the political potentials of care and compassion as practiced in the arts. Participants will reflect on the differences between hearing and actively listening, and between speaking with and speaking to, in a variety of art-centered exchanges.

How can we amplify inclusive, polyphonic narratives based on lived experiences, instead of the perceived authority of academic or fine arts expertise? How might art workers conceive of their role as facilitation for collaborations and conversations about justice taking place outside cultural institutions? Over two online sessions, we will explore creative, curatorial and activist projects focused on toppling hierarchies, empowering BIPOC voices, reimagining history, and centering the voices of historically marginalized authors and creators.  Hear more about cultural initiatives locally and internationally—making change now.

This event is being presented virtually via Zoom.

Registration for Friday, 10/22
Registration for Saturday, 10/23
Please note: there are separate registration links for each day of the conference.

This event is sponsored by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program.

 

The phrase Lakou Sanblé connotes a gathering among friends and neighbors. During this live concert the band Eïa!: Christophe Césaire (composer, keyboard, guitar), Christel Coïta (singer), Carole Rosine (piano), and Jacques Bajal (bèlè drum) with special guest Mano Césaire (founder of Malavoi, violin) will perform traditional songs from Martinique, Guaudeloupe and French Guyane.

Register Here.

In recognition of this ongoing period of loss, trauma, and grief, the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, along with the COVID-19 Return to Campus Task Force, would like to host this Community Memorial Service as a space to remember and mourn those we’ve lost (both to COVID-19 and other causes) over this past year. This service will be held over Zoom on March 25th at 7pm and is open to all members of the Wheaton community including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Those on campus are also encouraged to visit the COVID-19 Luminaria display that will bet set up in the Dimple on the evening of the 25th.

Register here to receive the Zoom link

Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons front Freetown Collective, a band that defies genre, delivering eclectic music and drawing on Trinidadian tradition and life experience. They perform infectious, transformative music fused with poetry and politics, philosophical and spiritual inspiration; and social justice is central to their music and creative vision. Join us for a virtual concert followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Register Here.

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Wheaton’s choral tradition for the holidays continues, celebrating music that spans cultures and time periods, featuring the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers with a guest appearance by the Wheaton Sinfonietta.

YouTube Concert Link. The concert premiere will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST

Register for the Vespers Welcome. Welcoming remarks will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST

Vespers Program (pdf)

Register for the Virtual Reception. The reception will begin shortly after the premiere ends at 8:15 p.m. EST