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Friday, May 17 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Creative Placemaking: Harnessing the Power of Arts and Culture to Advance Welcoming

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Artistic and cultural activities have the power to contribute to social change in communities around the world. This session will highlight examples of creative placemaking from various perspectives, helping participants explore ways to utilize arts and culture as pathways to creating more welcoming communities.

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Christina Patiño Houle

Co-Founder/Co-Director, Las Imaginistas
Christina Patino Houle is a socially engaged artist who practices Arte Útil. She lives and works along the US/ Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas. Patino Houle holds an MFA from Columbia University and an EdM from Harvard University. Patiño-Houle has trained in movement and theatrical... Read More →
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Henry Reese

Co-Founder, City of Asylum
Henry Reese is co-founder of City of Asylum Pittsburgh, which is also the U.S. headquarters for the International Cities of Refuge. He currently serves on the International board and was formerly a board member of Archipelago Books and Cave Canem. From 1974 - 2002, he started (with... Read More →
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Jun-Li Wang

Community Development Program Director, Springboard for the Arts
Jun-Li Wang is a connector of people, places and ideas. She directs the Community Development Program at Springboard that serves to organize and empower artists, build reciprocal relationships between communities and their artists, and train artists to address community challenges... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Omni William Penn - Room B - Conference Level