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13 Nov
Room 701, 1 Washington Place
Nov 13, 2019 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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Art as A Change Agent: Healing from Trauma

Discussion with Ugandan activist Jane Ekayu

Jane Ekayu (Founder and Executive Director, Children of Peace Uganda) has created a rehabilitation practice with child soldiers in Uganda who have fought Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Her work is informed by her extensive experience as a child trauma therapist, incorporating dance, music, spoken word, and visual art into the healing process. In the fall of 2019, filmmaker John Ridley (BA ’87; Let It Fall, Guerrilla, American Crime; CEO, Nō Studios), along with Aviva Feuerstein (former Director of Global Intelligence Analytics, National Basketball Association), traveled to Uganda with a film crew to document Ekayu’s work. Join us at Gallatin for a discussion between Ekayu, Ridley, and Feuerstein and see clips from the footage made by No Studios of Ekayu and the children she has helped through Children of Peace. Jane will be joined by four of her students from Children of Peace.  

 

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