How might we move beyond the conventional frame of the NGO model to re-envision community building and reclaim personal narrative? Hear what rhizomes, poetry and oil paint animation might say about this as David James Savarese discusses the making of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Deej: Inclusion Shouldn’t Be a Lottery and his artful activism project Listen2Us.
David James Savarese (Oberlin College ’17) is an artful activist who works to make literacy-based education, communication and inclusive lives a reality for all nontraditionally speaking people. A 2017-19 OSF Human Rights Initiative Youth Fellow, he is a published poet, essayist and co-producer of Deej: Inclusion Shouldn’t Be a Lottery.
This event is sponsored by the Language & Literature Fund and the Eastman Fund at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any accessibility concerns.
The event will take place at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, located at the 2nd floor of Frost Library (61 Quadrangle Dr, Amherst, MA 01002). Accessible parking is available in front of the building and the venue is wheelchair accessible.