All events are at 7pm at Performance Studies, 6th Floor, 721 Broadway, NY unless otherwise noted.
Creative activism considers the relationship between representation and action, the material and immaterial. Contemporary activists employ traditional tactics as well as those that take into account our hyper-mediated world of signs and symbols, stories and spectacle. This fall, the Yes Lab, Not An Alternative, and the Center for Artistic Activism are teaming up to bring you Creative Activism Thursdays, a series of lectures and workshops with theorists, activists and artists from around the world.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D., is Lecturer on History and Literature and on Public Policy at Harvard University and Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he hosts the monthly public conversation series, “The Activist’s Studio,” convenes an annual spring conference on “Gay Rights as Human Rights,” and co-chairs the Regional Working Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. He will speak about the ways that humor is crucial to cultural transformation, and specifically the role of humor in the LGBT movement.
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December 1, 2011