Putting Creativity to Work 2025: Stronger Communities through Local Art and Design
DeAnna Cummings, Chief Executive Officer of Juxtaposition Arts
Thursday, November 21, 2019
This talk will discuss the promise of neighborhood scale participatory arts and culture as an effective metropolitan community development strategy, especially in areas with high class and race divides. Based on her work at Juxtaposition Arts and in arts projects around the country, Cummings will explore best practices in using cultural strategies as a lever to develop stronger, more resilient people and places. Throughout her talk, she will emphasize the critical importance of investing in the legacy of cultural institutions in communities of color.
The Koryne Horbal Lecture honors the legacy of Koryne Horbal (1937-2017), a trail-blazing feminist who co-founded the Minnesota DFL Feminist Caucus and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as the US representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Previous speakers have included Gloria Steinem, Nekima Levy-Pounds, and Jane Fonda. The Horbal Lecture is part of Augsburg’s Women’s Resource Center.