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Michelada Think Tank Presenting at Open Engagement Conference

MTT at Open Engagement Flyer
The Graduate Public Practice student collective, Michelada Think Tank (MTT), has been invited to present at Open Engagement, an international conference to support socially engaged art. This year, the conference will be held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. The theme of Place & Revolution poses the question, “What is the role of artists in defining place and creating change in the world?"

MTT will host a platform during Open Engagement convening socially engaged practitioners of color and their allies, “to connect, to be, to unearth challenges, and collectivize analyses, assets, and strategies.” The space will be collaboratively programmed to support these intentions and to cultivate creative social change, culminating in a mixer and a workshop for creating a more inclusive field.

The Open Engagement conference is April 17-19, 2015 and is co-presented by A Blade of Grass, Carnegie Mellon University, and Carnegie Museum of Art.

Michelada Think Tank, begun by students of color in the Graduate Public Practice program, is a group of socially conscious artists who are interested in hosting conversations with other people of color and allies who are interested in creative ways of making change. MTT includes students Noe Gaytan, Tonya Ingram, Mario Mesquita, Shefali Mistry, and Carol Zou, recent alumni (Dec 2014) Estephany Campos and Daniel French, as well as expanding participation of other socially engaged artists, activists, and educators across the country.

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