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Healing Arts Atlanta

Healing Arts Atlanta launched with a focus on Championing the Role of the Arts in addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. The event precedes a major convening of researchers, artists, community leaders and policy makers to discuss how the arts can heal the wounds of racial trauma.

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Healing Arts

Date

20 April – 7 October 2024

Location

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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UN Affiliate

On the 10th of April 2024, the Lab launched Healing Arts Atlanta in partnership with Performance Hypothesis, Thriving Together Atlanta, and The Carter Center together with BLKHLTH, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and The Woodruff Arts Center.

Focused on “Championing the Role of the Arts in Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis,” this event precedes a major convening of city and community leaders in October which will engage researchers, artists, and policy advocates in exploring the science and practice of how the arts can reduce mortality, strengthen coping, and facilitate healing from the wounds of racial trauma and stress.

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Matthew McCurdy, Co-Founder & Executive Director of BLKHLTH, remarked “At BLKHLTH, we recognize the power of art to explain injustice while helping us reimagine and build a more just world.”

 

 

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WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health Renée Fleming addressing the Healing Arts Atlanta audience.

Executive Director of Thrive Support Services Larry Walker with Co-Director & Co-Founder of Performance Hypothesis Marcel Foster.

Featured Speaker Brianna Smith addressing the Healing Arts Atlanta audience.

Executive Director of Cultural Affairs Camille Russell Love

The audience of Healing Arts Atlanta listening to the keynote speakers

Larry Walker in conversation with the Healing Arts Atlanta crowd

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The audience of Healing Arts Atlanta socialising amongst themselves.

The audience of Healing Arts Atlanta.

Marcel Foster addressing the Healing Arts Atlanta audience.

Participants

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Nisha Sajnani, PhD

Founding Co-Director, Jameel Arts & Health Lab

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Christopher Bailey

Founding Co-director, Jameel Arts & Health Lab

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Renée Fleming

Soprano, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health

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M. Daniele Fallin, PhD

Dean of Public Health with Rollins School of Public Heath at Emory University

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Co-Founder: Matthew McCurdy, MPH

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Eve Byrd, DNP, MPH

Mental Health Program Director, The Carter Center

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Hala Moddlemog, MA

President & CEO of The Woodruff Arts Center

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Larry Walker

Executive Director of Thrive Support Services

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Marcel Foster

Research & Evaluation Associate