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Salon Dialogue Series

The Sitar Leadership Council’s Salon Dialogues bring community members together for engaging conversations on national topics including race, gender, educational equity, economic mobility, and the future for our community’s youth. Each event is free and open to the public.


PAST SALON DIALOGUES:

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021: “ARTS IN EDUCATION”

Virtual panel includes:

APRIL 8, 2021: “THE ARTS AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING”
Virtual panel included:

  • Gordon Davis (Poet Ambassador, Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop)
  • Joy Nirenstein Radish (Drama Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Yoga Teacher)
  • Jill Sonke (The EpiArts Lab, Center for the Arts in Medicine, University of Florida)
  • A. Lorraine Robinson (Director of Sitar’s 2020 Virtual Musical Production)
  • Ellie Walton (“There’ll Be Sun” Filmmaker)
  • Moderated by Karen Robinson-Ogbebor (WJLA ABC7)

Note: The original recording of the April 8th Salon included the premiere screening of the documentary short “There’ll Be Sun.” In this version, the film has been edited out while the documentary enters the 2021 film festivals.


JANUARY 13, 2021: “ARTS, HOPE & JUSTICE”
Virtual panel included:


JULY 7, 2020: “ARTISTS AS ENTREPRENEURS”
Virtual panel included:


FEBRUARY 25, 2020: “THE FUTURE OF WORK”
Panel included:

  • Tokunbo Adedeinde (Sitar Alumnus and Actor)
  • Karen Hughes (The LEGO Group)
  • Herbert Niles (Creative Economy Career Access Programs, Government of the District of Columbia)
  • Monique Rizer (Urban Alliance DC)
  • Moderated by Maureen Dwyer (Sitar Arts Center)


MAY 20, 2019: “WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE ARTS” FEATURING A SHAKTI ART SHOW
Panel included:

  • Yesook Catalan (Artist, Architecture Student, and Sitar Alumna)
  • Philippa P.B. Hughes (Social Sculptor, Creative Placemaker, Cultural Strategist)
  • Mohini Malhotra (Shakti LLC)
  • Moderated by Jade Floyd (The Case Foundation)

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For more information about registration, panels, or ways to support the Salon Dialogues, please contact Essence Newhoff at Essence@sitarartscenter.org