Slifka Program Hosts "Arts and Reconciliation: A Conversation"


On December 7 and 8, the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence hosted "Arts and Reconciliation: A Conversation," part of the program's larger exploration of the intersection between the arts and cultural work on the one hand and the educational work of reconciliation on the other. The conversation brought together an eclectic group of musicians, visual artists, art historians, cultural workers, educators, community builders, and coexistence practitioners for discussion and sharing of practices from their own work. The participants grappled with the meaning of the term 'reconciliation' and sought to identify the unique ways in which aesthetic engagement may facilitate it. They also consulted the Slifka Program on the development of a Brandeis course on the "Arts and Reconciliation", which may be offered in spring '04.

The program hosts were:

  • Dr. Cynthia Cohen, Director of Coexistence Research and International Collaborations
  • Jane Sapp, Consulting Artist
  • Wen-ti Tsen, Consulting Artist
  • Lesley Yalen, Program Coordinator