Hector and Diane will bring a series of workshops and Q& A sessions to the University of Chicago entitled:
The Blessing Next to the Wound: Imagination and Social Change
January 18th through the 21st
Members of the University of Chicago and wider community will have the chance to see these artists perform, talk to them about their work and the issues which inform it, and learn from them in specially tailored workshops. They will also have the opportunity to sneak preview a new documentary featuring Hector, Beneath the Blindfold, with a Q&A afterward with the Chicago-based filmmakers. All events will be free and open to the public.
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, January 18, 8 pm: Sneak Preview of Beneath the Blindfold, followed by a Q&A with Hector Aristizábal and filmmakers Ines Sommer and Kathy Berger (International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street)
Thursday, January 19, 8 pm: Performance by Hector Aristizábal: Nightwind, followed by a book signing for The Blessing Next to the Wound by Hector Aristizábal and Diane Lefer (Reynolds Club Third Floor Theater, 1135 E. 57th Street)
Friday, January 20, noon: Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion with Hector Aristizábal and Diane Lefer on their advocacy work in Latin America and the principles of the Theater of the Oppressed (Center for Latin American Studies, Kelly Hall room 114, 5848 S. University Avenue)
Friday, January 20, 3-4 pm: Reading/Performance by Diane Lefer (Office of Multicultural Student Affairs room 140, 5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue)
Friday, January 20, 4-5:30 pm: Workshop with Hector Aristizábal: Awakening the Imagination for Social Change (Office of Multicultural Student Affairs room 140, 5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue)
Saturday, January 21, 10 am-12:30 pm: Workshop with Diane Lefer: Teaching Writing as a Tool for Social Change (Cobb Hall room 409, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Civic Knowledge Project, the Film Studies Center, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Writer’s Studio program at the Graham School of Continuing Professional and Liberal Studies, the Human Rights Program, International House, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Theater and Performance Studies Program, and the Urban Teacher Education Program.
For more information, contact:
Please note also that you can find an online description of the whole series on the Graham School’s website:
See you all there!