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Join Dr. Toni Shapiro-Phim for the screening of excerpts from her new documentary "Because of the War," and discuss the role of music and dance in resolving conflicts, challenging violence and building peace. This film tells the stories of how four superstars of Liberian music – Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete and Tokay Tomah – have used traditional arts to address injustice and inspire action for positive social change. Participants will view some of the film and engage in activities and dialogue related to the themes that are raised.
About the author: Toni oversees public programs at the Philadelphia Folklore Project, including exhibitions, performances, humanities forums and other collaborative endeavors with community partners. She first worked at PFP from 2001-2007, and has been with them again since 2011. She received her PhD from Cornell University in cultural anthropology, exploring the relationship between war, migration and the arts, and worked in refugee camps in Indonesia and Thailand.
Sponsored by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and co-sponsored the School of Politics and Global Studies.
Location: The Design Bridge, the Design Bridge is the space between Design North and Design South, ASU Tempe Campus