Charleston Dialogues

Monthly Dialogues to start Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

At our last Willing Participant meeting, we decided to host a series of dialogues that investigate:

-the systemic racism embedded in the founding of our nation
-the lack of conversation about & reconciliation with our past
-our national post-traumatic stress

On Sunday, August 2nd from 2pm til around 5pm, we will host our first dialogue at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street in Manhattan.

Focus: how do we deploy text to ignite significant social change? We’ll play with the dialogue form to engage our personal and national histories. Then we’ll individually and collectively respond using a variety of poetic prompts. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Please RSVP at info@willingparticipant.org so we know how many chairs we’ll need.

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Willing Participant whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy shit that happens. During a meeting, participants work with three ringleaders to research a pressing event and craft a performative reply, which we call a “response.” The group and others then perform the response for the general public within the following week.

To get the low-down on future meetings and responses, sign up here.

Ringleaders: Todd Shalom, Niegel Smith and Ben Weber. Willing Participant is a labor of love and grrrr. An all-volunteer project created by members of non-profit participatory walk organization Elastic City.

Willing Participant identity and site design: Asad Pervaiz
Web development: Alex Gutierrez