SOPAC and SouthNEXT Co-Present Virtual Conversation on Controversial Arts
Audience are requested to register for the free event at https://www.sopacnow.org/events/evolution-vs-revolution-10-15/ to receive a ticket link
The South Orange Performing Arts Center in partnership with SouthNEXT is proud to announce a Five-Part series of virtual conversations called Evolution vs. Revolution centered on challenges our society is facing that are causing unrest throughout the country.
Come see and hear an expert panel engage in conversation as we look at societal change through the lens of Arts and Performers. Representatives from arts and entertainment fields will come together to discuss their views on controversial art designed to effect change. Theater, Sports, Visual Art, Music, Spoken Word, Video and more will be discussed in the upcoming October 15 event.
Barbara Heisler (CEO, Glass Roots), Anthony Smith (Music and Event Producer), Bobby Brown (Attorney and former Professional Football player), and Angela Kariotis (Seton Hall Professor and performance artist and leader) will be on hand for what promises to be a lively conversation. Stephen Schnall, the founder and producer of SouthNEXT for the past 6 years, will moderate.
The Evolution vs. Revolution conversations have an overarching theme of societal change and how quickly, or slowly, it is ushered in by the needs and desires of groups of people with a specific affinity. When we look at the history of societal change it seems to evolve at a slow pace, until it doesn’t. Does it take a revolution to spark the birth of the new consensus or should we expect change to evolve over an extended period? What is possible? What is probable? What are the repercussions?
Join us for a series of dynamic panel discussions that investigate evolution vs. revolution in diverse areas of our modern life, including global climate change, identity politics, racial concerns in our schools, and equitable wealth distribution and the job market.
Perspectives from various viewpoints is the hallmark of the series, and panelists will grapple with provocative questions about the multi-faceted issues we face as Americans and how change will impact us all in some way. Subsequent conversations will be held monthly November-February and will be announced in upcoming weeks.
Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org.