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Art and the City: Art for Urban Sustainability
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
In partnership with the Urban Catalyst Lab and Atlanta’s Office of Resilience, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights invites you to participate in this community dialogue about the utility of art as a solution to a sustainable and equitable urban future.
This panel discussion and community dialogue about the role of public art in creating sustainable and equitable urban communities will feature three important elements of a sustainable city: art, government, and community.
John’s role is to work closely with the CEO to provide strategic direction for the Georgia Chamber and to maximize the organization’s operating performance. This includes evaluating and implementing new and valuable programs and services for member investors. Active in his community, John is a Rotarian, he serves on the Decatur Historic Preservation Commission, he also serves on the board of the Decatur YMCA and is a graduate of Regional Leadership Institute.
Freelance artist, sculptor, creative entrepreneur, and a co-leader of art programs within social organizations and health facilities throughout the city of Atlanta, Ga. William has traveled throughout the globe with his artwork, serves on the boards and leads art programs with several local organizations, founded ColorATL, and has a number of works exhibiting publicly around Atlanta, Ga.
A planetary citizen with relentless energy and stubborn conviction to bring humanity together through art and culture, Ruxanda made Atlanta her home. After years in the contemporary art market and international development, Ruxanda is dedicating her talent and drive to Atlanta’s art and resilience plan. She founded and heads Urban Catalyst Lab, an organization working to magnify Atlanta’s art scene at the global level by connecting it to global frameworks of sustainability and resilience.
As the Community Builder and Leader in Sustainability, Recycling, and Waste Division for the City of Atlanta, Michelle partners with key stakeholders including internal departments, city council members, residents, universities, business groups, non-profits, and others to support environmental outreach and develop. In her work, she focuses on partnerships, policies, and programs that support Atlanta’s 100 Resilient City strategy and action plan.