Virtual Talk: Theatre As A Tool For Social Change Fundraising, with Alyssa Wright

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

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Sep 27

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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All attendees leave with new ways to integrate the arts into their fundraising mechanisms and programs plus, learn simple and powerful ways to have meaningful conversations with broader philanthropy about funding and fueling the arts for social change.

Alyssa Wright is a sought-after coach and consultant to donors and nonprofit organizations all across the globe. With over a decade of experience in funding and fueling social change, Alyssa is driven to put resources in the places where they can make the deepest and most effective impact. She embraces an abundance mindset, encourages her clients to do the same, and has mobilized over $40 million with dozens of leaders over the course of her career. With a background in the theatre arts, Alyssa uses the arts as a tool for social change and because of such, is a sought-after facilitator and teacher for many philanthropic communities who seek to activate their imaginations and drive social good. A regular contributor to Forbes Women, Global Giving, and Network for Good, Alyssa is fiercely committed to sharing the stories that donors and nonprofits alike need to hear in order to authentically collaborate and connect to create a more just world.

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The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global unrest. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.

Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation, grew out of Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2019), edited by Teachers College alumni Courtney Weida and Carolina Cambronero-Varela, and Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, of Adelphi University. "The concept for this book is inspired by the late Maxine Greene (2000), who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration."

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Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and the Gottesman Libraries.



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