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The 2018 conference takes place May 31 - June 2, 2018 in Houston, TX hosted by the University of Houston and the University of Houston - Downtown.
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Friday, June 1 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Resilient Houston: Turning the Tide After Harvey

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After Hurricane Harvey, the Houston arts community rallied. Our Friday morning plenary will celebrate the city's resilience and ingenuity in the most trying of times, and we'll also examine the learning and problem solving that paved the way to recovery.

To open the session, Houston's Poet Laureate, Deborah DEEP Mouton, will perform a reading of one of her pieces.

Perryn Leech will then share the inspiring and dynamic story of the Resilience Theatre, the alternative performance space that the Houston Grand Opera devised in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Following Perryn's talk, Shannon Buggs (Culture Works Greater Houston) will will reflect on the ingenuity, heart, and tenacity that has been displayed in response to Harvey’s devastation. Participants include Marci Dallas (FreshArts), Ten Eyck Swackhamer (Alley Theatre), and Perryn Leech.

Speakers
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Shannon Buggs

Chief Commons Director, Culture Works Greater Houston
Shannon Buggs is the Chief Commons Director for CultureWorks Greater Houston, a management commons for arts, cultural and creative nonprofits. Her professional experience includes working as a Houston Chronicle business reporter and columnist, covering the airlines industry, bank... Read More →
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Marci Dallas

Executive Director, FreshArts
Marci Dallas is Executive Director for Fresh Arts, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engageme... Read More →
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Dr. DoVeanna Fulton

Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Houston - Downtown
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Perryn Leech

Houston Grand Opera
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Deborah DEEP Mouton

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton an internationally-known Poet, Singer, Actress, Photographer, Wife, Mother, and the current Poet Laureate for the City of Houston. She is a native-Californian who now resides in Houston,TX.​Formerly ranked the #2 Best female Poet in the World, D.E.E.P... Read More →
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Ten Eyck Swackhamer

General Manager, Alley Theatre


Friday June 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A300 - UH Downtown One Main Street Houston, TX 77002

Attendees (46)