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Youth Voices in the Arab World: Arts as an Agent of Social Change

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Smith College will present Youth Voices in the Arab World: Arts as an Agent of Social Change.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner (first come, first served) and a panel discussion (open to all) on the role of arts as agents of social change in the Arab World. Panelists include TEAL One97: Arab & North Africa Music members, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University Amahl Bishara, and Smith College lecturer in art Jennifer Pruitt.

Following the panel, at 7 p.m., Najla Said, daughter of Palestinian-American literary critic and human rights activist Edward Said, will perform Palestine, a play she has written.

The events are sponsored by Smith College, the Betty Hamady Sams ’57 and James F. Sams Fund, the Middle East Studies program, the departments of Theatre, Arts, & Music, the department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Office of Multicultual Affairs, the Global Studies Center, the Center for Community Collaborations, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the program in Comparative Literature, the department of French Stuides, and departments from UMASS Amherst and Hampshire College.

All events will take place in the Weinstein Auditorium in Smith College’s Wright Hall.

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