Changing Our Worlds: Arts as Transformative Practice

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Michelle LeBaron, Janis Sarra
AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Jul 3, 2018 - Art - 196 pages
<i>Changing Our Worlds </i> draws on the wisdom of African artists, theorists, educators and leaders. It profiles an array of transformative arts projects that, among other things, changed attitudes and behaviours toward HIV testing and prevention, helped rural citizens to design and build a new community centre and supported those with HIV/AIDS to strengthen their resilience. As a group of scholar/practitioners, collaborating on the book reinforced our confidence in the potency of arts practices to unsettle unjust orders, inspire new visions and embrace the human dignity that comes from acknowledging the interdependent world in which we live.

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Michelle LeBaron is Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia. Her interdisciplinary work explores how arts help bridge worldview differences and transform conflict. Michelle has produced five books including The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement and Neuroscience.

Dr. Janis Sarra is Presidential Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia and Professor of Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC. In addition to extensive publications, she engages the visual and performing arts to encourage public policy discussion, and is co-creator of the Foreclosure Follies, a poignant yet humorous Greek chorus on fairness in global financial markets.

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