Revolution! Art, Scholarship & Performance Event

Support the Revolution!

"Revolution! Scholars and Artists Rethinking Political Action ," is a multi-day program that dares to re-imagine what inclusive public life can look like.  From April 9 - 11, 2020 artists and thinkers from around the world will convene in Houston, Texas to discuss projects that rethink what community looks like. We are asking: how can interdisciplinary interventions create dynamic and inclusive community spaces that promote political engagement?  

Our program includes: academic presentations, performances, and panel discussions. Topics range from human trafficking and museum exhibition strategies to incarceration and political talk shows. 

What type of support do we need? 

We need financial support in order to secure a larger venue for our performances and to compensate participants for their innovative and important work. Any amount, no matter how small, will assist in making this vision a reality. 

Why do we need support?

We are having difficulty finding additional funding for this program because it sits somewhere between an academic and artistic project. But that's why this program is so important! We are providing a new type of creative space that recognizes the limitations and opportunities of scholarship and art practices. 

Why should you support us?


- You believe that political action must evolve in order for it to reflect the plurality of its constituents. 
- You believe that it is through community making and dialogue that we can rebuild fractured public space.
- You believe that people with diverse political attitudes should share ideas and create solutions, not just talk about what is broken.

Who are you supporting? 

Artists from Houston, Texas, the USA, and around the world, including:  Daniela Antelo  (Texas), James R. Ball  (Texas), Larysa Bauge  (Netherlands), Kayla Carnation (Pennsylvania),Laura Carvalho  (Brazil/Germany), Jennifer Decker  (Texas), Elijah Gibson (Texas), Migranto Collective/Cornucopia Theatre (Brazil/UK), Courtney Frances Fallon  (New York), Isa Fontbona (Spain), Tito Guerra (Brazil), Abbey Hepner  (Missouri), Brian Kim (Washington), Brianni J. Lee (Massachusetts), Jamie Lobstein (Texas), Esther Neff  (Missouri), Sierra Ortega (New York), Shelly Padilla (Texas), Spread Love Not Rocks (Texas), Francois Pointeau  (Texas), Henry Sanchez  (Texas), Joana Smith  (Texas), Courtney Tee (Texas), Nessa Voss  (Texas), Patrick Waldo (Texas), and Miranda Zapata (Texas).  

Participants represent organizations and institutions, including:Arts Connect Houston , Creative Advocacy , Experimental Action , Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College , Houston Community College Philosophy Program , Lone Star College , Materializing and Activating Radical Social HabitusMildred's Umbrella Theater Company ,  Radar Talk Intimate , Philosophically Drinking, Social Movement Dance , Texas A&M University Liberal Arts Performance Studies Department , Texas Woman's University Department of Dance ,  and University of North Texas Department of Philosophy .

Organizers: Parish Conkling (Houston Community College, Philosophy Program), Jeanette Joy Harris  (Experimental Action), and Julia Claire Wallace  (Experimental Action).

Donations

  • Sandra Harris 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Jeanette Harris 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos

Organizer

Jeanette Harris 
Organizer
Houston, TX
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