By 2042, the United States is expected to have undergone a profound demographic transformation. This shift comes at a time when our country is growing more divided along racial and economic lines. For Roberta Uno the arts are the perfect tool for examining these trends and building a more just and equitable society.
As the head of the new initiative ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America, Uno is working at the cross-section of arts and social justice. Join us to hear from her about the impact of demographic changes on arts and culture, and why we should put the arts and artists at the forefront of community change.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Roberta Uno is the Director of Arts in a Changing America, a national project on changing demographics and the arts based at the California Institute of the Arts. She was the Senior Program Officer for Arts and Culture at the Ford Foundation 2002-2015. From 1979-2002, she was the founder and Artistic Director of the New WORLD Theater at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Professor of directing and dramaturgy. A member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, she is currently collaborating on new works with artists including Dahlak Brathwaite and Dionna Daniel. Her publications include The Color Of Theater: Race, Culture, and Contemporary Performance, UK: Continuum Press, 2002; Unbroken Thread: Plays by Asian American Women, Amherst: UMass Press, 1993. She is the editor of new editions in 2015 of Monologues for Actors of Color: Women and Monologues for Actors of Color: Men, UK: Routledge and the forthcoming Contemporary Plays By Women of Color, UK: Routledge.