A Champion of Change: Kayhan Irani at the White House

Back from the White House & Cambridge. Fall in NYC

Dear Friends,

I’m a little late with my seasonal updates — I know lots of you are waiting on photos from the White House — see below!


After the whirlwind of fabulousness in D.C. I went to Little Rock to co-lead my annual Civil Rights Educators’ Institute and then … 3 days after that …
I joined the team of the Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project to support the production of Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education!!
It is an extremely powerful and extraordinarily timely performance. Urgent and inspiring, it depicts the personal accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline. Investigating a justice system that pushes minors from poor communities out of the classroom and into incarceration, Notes from the Field shines a light on a lost generation of American youth.

Everyone must see this show!  Over the summer we engaged over 16,000 audience members in Cambridge in small group conversation about the issues the play raises, asking them to take one small step towards dismantling the pipeline.
In NYC, we’re cooking up all sorts of ways to bring people into conversation and connect to local leaders, organizations, and residents to encourage action and build community. I’m eager to grow a broad and strong network that can use, share, and be nourished by this powerful piece of art.  Interested to help? Email      kayhan @ artivista.org.
If you are in the NY area, tickets are now on sale. It sold out this summer in Cambridge, and we anticipate the same for NYC, so don’t delay! Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon.
With Gratitude,
Oct 09, 2016 07:05 pm | Kayhan Irani

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