Performing Arts for Everyone: A Portrait of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
With Dr. Susan Erenrich
Friday, January 30, 2015
2:15 to 3:00 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109
Introduced by Eric Braude
Dr. Erenrich is a social movement history documentarian. She uses the arts for social change to tell stories about transformational leadership, resilience and societal shifts as a result of mobilization efforts by ordinary citizens. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and an M.A. in Performing Arts from American University. Susan is the founder/Executive Director of the Cultural Center for Social Change. In that role she has created projects which have brought to life images of social movement history long forgotten while offering new and thoughtful perspectives on issues never fully addressed. Her publications include “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement;” “Kent & Jackson State 1970-1990”; and a forthcoming anthology, “Too Many Martyrs.” Susan has extensive performance, choreography and production experience. She serves on the editorial board of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed International Journal and is an associate editor for Common Ground – The Arts Collection. She currently teaches at NYU and American University.