SARTS Annual Meeting & Events 2015

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We hope you will join SARTS in Atlanta this November (2015) for this event!

"The Arts, Race, and Activism: From the Classroom to the Streets"
Saturday, November 21st
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Westin-Chastain H (Level 6)

SARTS is pleased to announce the program for its annual meeting in Atlanta. The session will focus on: "The Arts, Race, and Activism: From the Classroom to the Streets."

The past year saw a wake of movements across the country attempting to address issues of racial justice for communities of color. This 90-minute session will feature a conversation about the ways in which the arts not only provide pedagogical avenues for engaging the challenging subject matter of these movements, but also spur creative student activism on our campuses and in the streets of our communities. Brief reflections by five "conversation starters" selected for their work in the area of visual culture and the arts, religion, and activism will spark a free-flowing conversation about the role of imagery and creative expression in contemporary social justice movements. Facilitators and participants will also share teaching tactics for channeling undergraduate creativity and interest in visual culture into concrete expressions of social engagement.

Panelists/Conversation Partners:
Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Ralph Watkins, Columbia Theological Seminary
Cláudio Carvalhaes, McCormick Theological Seminary

Facilitators of the Conversation:
Willie Jennings, Duke Divinity School
Maureen O'Connell, LaSalle University in Philadelphia
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning


The program of the SARTS meeting in 2015 picks up on themes addressed in ARTS 26.2.
This issue is now available on If you missed it, order it today!

ARTS and SARTS will have a book in the book display area this year.
We invite you to stop by to learn about SARTS
and to discuss how your writing projects fit with ARTS.



Board members should plan to be present on Friday, November 20th. Details will be announced.