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Mar 04 2024
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Artivism: Music & Peace: Understanding the Types of Peace That Music-Making Can Foster, with Gillian Howell

Peace is needed more than ever, and many musicians are eager to contribute to building a more just and peaceful world.

Violent conflicts in the Ukraine, the Middle East, and South Sudan have brought the reality of war into sharpened focus. Currently, there are more than 110 active armed conflicts being monitored around the world, many of which never reach the headlines. Peace is needed more than ever, and many musicians are eager to contribute to building a more just and peaceful world. In this talk, I will share my recent research on musicians building peace and offer a new approach to thinking about the ways that musicians contribute to peacebuilding, the practices they engage, and the types of peace they can help to foster.

Dr. Gillian Howell is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she leads a portfolio of research investigating the contributions of community music to post-war transitions and recovery including peacebuilding, community dialogue, and music restoration. Her applied research and creative practice have taken her around Australia and the world, including to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Kosovo and North Macedonia, and she has delivered research consultancies for Save the Children Middle East, Musicians Without Borders, and Tura New Music. Closer to home, Dr. Howell’s long-term research and songwriting collaboration with First Nations language educators in remote north-west Australia has produced two albums of original songs and a community songbook in three endangered Aboriginal languages.

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Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and the Gottesman Libraries. A movement with committed social artivists, 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.