Friday, January 5th
In a complex and contentious era of border closures, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and isolationism, what role do artists play in maintaining the free exchange of ideas across cultural boundaries?
Artists, scholars, and community members come together to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns. Explore shifting perspectives on historic and contemporary immigrant and refugee experiences in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Panel participants include Betty Cruz (Founder of Change Agency), Tuhin Das (ICORN writer-in-residence at City of Asylum), Anne Madarasz (Director of the Curatorial Division, Chief Historian and Director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center), Grant Oliphant (President of The Heinz Endowments) and John Righetti (President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society).