Artists as Agents of Social Change

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John Alston, associate professor of music and founder and director of the Chester Children's Chorus, Gayle Isa '93, executive director of Philadelphia's Asian Arts Initiative, and Teya Sepinuk, associate in performance and executive director of the Theatre of Witness Programme in Derry, U.K., discussed the role of artists as agents of social change as part of A Celebration of Eugene M. Lang '38 in February 2011.

Panelists included: John Alston, associate professor of music, founder and director of the Chester Children's Chorus, and founder and president of the Chester Fund for Education and the Arts Gayle Isa '93, executive director, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia Teya Sepinuk, associate in performance, Dance Program, and executive director, Theatre of Witness Programme, Derry, U.K. Allen Kuharski, Stephen Lang Professor of the Performing Arts and chair, Department of Theater, and Sharon Friedler, former Stephen Lang Professor of the Performing Arts (2005-2010), professor and director of dance, and faculty adviser for off-campus study, served as moderators. The event took place as part of A Celebration of Eugene M. Lang '38 in February 2011. It was preceded by  Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: A Celebration of the Lang Opportunity Scholars Program.