Our 2020 Initiatives

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Spring - The Humanity Project Tours the USA

Our Humanity Project cast of artists will reprise their performance created at the Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali, Rwanda with six special performances of the piece in six different U.S. cities: New York City, NY, Boston, MA, Washington DC, Atlanta, GA, Montgomery, AL, and Charlotte, NC.

Why?

To call for an end to genocide and acts of violence worldwide.

To remind us that history can and does repeat itself

To combat our divisiveness

To restore our collective faith in humanity

 

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Summer - The Artist as Citizen Conference

The Peace Studio is proud to be partnering with the 2020 Artist as Citizen Conference - a one of a kind opportunity for extraordinary young artists, who have recognized the power of the arts to transform their communities. Programming in the past has included connecting with high-level professionals from a variety of intersecting fields (arts, politics, education, etc) alongside classes in improvisation, community organizing, international development, financial literacy, art in public spaces and much more.

Why?

We want to give young artists the tools to make the difference they want to see in the world.

 

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FALL - Nationwide Voter Turnout Initiative

A team of world-class Peace Studio artists will create a theatrical performance piece involving music, dance and drama that will explore the legacy of voting rights in the U.S. and encourage young people to see the power they hold in their hands on Election Day. The performances will take place in 20 counties with the lowest voter turnout amongst young people in the past four general elections.

Why?

Only 40% young people (18-29) are likely to vote on November 8, 2020, according to a recent poll conducted by Harvard Kennedy School

Young people account for half of the voting population in America - their participation or non-participation will shape the future of many of the pressing issues of our time

To use high-energy performances to get young people excited about the idea of voting

To shed light on obstacles that may be preventing young people from voting