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Empowering Gender Equality through Public Art: Engaged Learning and Communities of Practice for Effective Gender Policy Briefs in Kyrgyzstan

(SP): Empoderando la igualdad de género a través del arte público: aprendizaje comprometido y comunidades de práctica para resúmenes de políticas de género eficaces en Kirguistán

Date: Apr 20, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


This event will provide simultaneous interpretation in Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

This workshop provides a case study on using public art as a powerful tool for addressing gender issues in decision-making positions in the arts community and society in general. Participants will discuss how to use artistic practices and policy briefs on gender equality in public art and collaborate with others who are passionate about promoting social justice and equality. The workshop will emphasize the importance of public art as a tool for social change and aim to address gender inequality in the arts community. Participants will strengthen their understanding and skills in creating policy briefs and have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals to continue advocating for positive change in their communities. This workshop is an opportunity for educators, artists, and activists to come together and reflect on engaged learning and the importance of a community of practice, and the power of public art to address gender issues in the context of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. The workshop will be moderated by Engaged Research Fund recipient Ruslan M. Rahimov, an anthropologist at the American University of Central Asia, and include fellow Engaged Research Fund recipient Jarkyn Shadymanova, sociologist, and co-author of the research. The workshop will include community partners and AUCA students Udukenova Kymbat, Askarbekova Sezim, Almazbekova Aizada, Egemberdieva Aliia; and Diana Uhina, curator, artist, and activist-Bishkek Contemporary Art School and Synergy Lab.

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Connecting Dots: Entangling Experiences of Women from Colombia and Afghanistan in Peace-building

(SP): En(RED)ando Saberes de Mujeres: Experiencias de mujeres de Colombia y Afganistán para la construcción de paz.

Date: Tuesday March 14 2023 at 10:00 am EDT (UTC-4) (9:00AM UTC-5)

This event will provide simultaneous interpretation in Spanish to English and English to Spanish.

This forum will elevate the voices and lived experiences of women who are building and enhancing community networks capable of facing challenges of violence and injustice. It will examine the potential and difficulties that each community has discovered in developing its own networks from Montes de Mar.a and El Huila in Colombia, as well as Nadia Amanyar and Shakila in Afghanistan. The forum will be moderated by three Engaged Research Fund recipients Sooriya Arya (American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan), Diana Ordoñez Castillo (Universidad de Los Andes, Columbia), and Carol Montealegre (Bard College, United States).

Community Participants include representatives from Colectivo de Comunicaciones de Montes de María (Colombia), Asomhupaz Asociaci.n de Mujeres Huilenses por la Paz (Colombia), and Uzgarish Cultural and Women Organization (Afghanistan).

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