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 3rd Annual Spring Symposium - May 12-18, 2014

Arts & Citizenship:

Effecting Public Policy through Personal Narrative

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The Symposium will examine how effective public policy in the Arts and Cultural Affairs can enliven discourse among the citizenry. Through the arts, citizens build understanding of themselves and others, and of beauty itself that, in turn, enhances democracy.
 
Story Slam
Story Slam, a joint venture between SMC, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, and the City of Santa Monica, draws inspiration from The Moth, the KCRW favorite program that is renowned for storytelling. “Arts and Citizenship” is the theme of the true stories. SMMUSD fifth grade and high school students, SMC students, and community members will share their real experiences in a Moth-like, live format.
Mon, May 12 | 6:30pm | Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club | 1210 Fourth Street, SM 90401

Campus Art Walk

The outdoor Quad will fill with art by SMC students, faculty, and selected local artists of all ages. The theme, “A Respectful and Socially Just Community,” was inspired by our partner, the Human Relations Council and its Kids With Cameras program. Visitors may explore the Theatre Arts, Dance, and Art Departments for an exchange of ideas and experiences. Tues, May 13 | 11am–12:30pm | Main Campus  Tours 11:15am, 11:45am & 12:15pm | Parking at Lot 6, 14th St. & Pico $10

Community Keynote Address by

Terry Tempest Williams

TTWwBookcolor.pngTerry Tempest Williams is a "citizen writer" who speaks out on behalf of taking an ethical stance toward life. Her personal narrative Open Space for Democracy links directly to the work of PPI. Her environmental literature classics Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family & Place and Finding Beauty in a Broken World advocate for freedom of speech. By arguing for ecological issues as matters of justice, Terry Tempest Williams is a voice for social change.

Wed, May 14 | 7pm | Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall | 601 Pico Blvd., SM 90405 |
Parking at Civic Center, 333 Civic Center Dr., SM 90401
 
Community Forum: Who Makes Policy in the Arts?
An exciting panel, led by Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA, will explore the many ways in which public policy shapes public access to the arts. The one-hour panel will be followed by an hour of audience back-and-forth. Public Policy Institute Director Sheila Kuehl will moderate. Don’t miss it!
Thurs, May 15 | 7-9pm | SMC Main Campus, HSS-263 | Parking at Lot 6, 14th St. and Pico
Please rsvp to hold a place for you and your guests at ppi.rsvp@smc.edu.
Education Outreach: Dance at The Broad
A joint venture between SMC, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, and the City of Santa Monica brings SMMUSD fifth graders to performances by the SMC Global Motion World Dance Company and Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica.
      Global Motion is a world dance performance company that expresses the concept of humanity in the form of global citizenship. The company is composed of SMC students who learn, rehearse and perform world dance styles. It provides students a platform to experience and learn about other cultures through world dance while working with choreographers who are professionals and experts in the field of world dance.
       Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica is dedicated to excellence in training and the development of the student as an artist. Every year since the school’s founding in 1967, its students have been awarded scholarships with major ballet company schools and summer programs, establishing itself as the premier training facility for ballet in Los Angeles. This achievement is a result of the exceptional training by teachers with broad experience performing with professional companies all over the world. An important part of student training is the study of the classics and the opportunity to perform.
Fri, May 16 | Student Matinees: 10am, 1pm |  SMC Performing Arts Center | 1310 11th St., SM 90401
Westside Ballet’s Spring Performance
at The Broad
This mixed program highlights works from 20th Century choreographers such as George Balanchine and Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., with excerpts from one of ballet’s greatest classics, The Sleeping Beauty. The receptions preceding each performance are fundraisers to support the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Vision for Student Success, the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica College Foundation.
Sun, May 18 | 1 & 5pm; Receptions 12 & 4pm | $35 | SMC Performing Arts Center | 1310 11th Street, SM 90401 | Tickets are available for purchase at westsideballet.tix.com.
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Co-sponsors and Event Donors: City of Santa Monica, Associated Students of Santa Monica College, SMC Foundation, Fairmont Miramar; Westside School of Ballet, Santa Monica College Symphony, SMC Art Department, SMC Dance Department, SMC Music Department, SMC Theater Arts Department, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, SMMUSD Parent Teacher Association, The Broad Stage, HRC Santa Monica, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Santa Monica, Community For Excellent Public Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Daily Press, and Kate Bransfield.  

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