Our Class special events
Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
The Gender+ Justice Initiative and Georgetown University’s Theater and Performance Studies Program present a discussion about the process of staging Our Class, a play that questions one’s own agency in the face of neighbor-on-neighbor violence, in the era of #MeToo and with a focus on Georgetown’s recent implementation of Bringing in the Bystander trainings.
Dr. Dionne Smith Coker-Appiah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Mariana Nozela Prado (MSFS ‘19)
Conflict Resolution Program
Julia Tvardovskaya (MSFS ’20)
Assistant Choreographer, Our Class
Vanessa Gilbert, Moderator
Community Engagement Manager, Davis Performing Arts Center
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, MAIN LOBBY
FREE (new window)
Friday, November 16 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
When Neighbors Turn on Neighbors: (new window)
Lessons for Today from the Play “Our Class (new window)“
A round-table discussion hosted by the Davis Performing Arts Center, the Theater & Performance Studies Program, the Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics, the Democracy and Governance and Conflict Resolution Programs, and the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES)
Panelists will use the play and the events it portrays to address wider issues of violence, prejudice and atrocities, as well as the challenging question of communal and personal responsibility in a world that still suffers from the violence and hatred visited by neighbors on neighbors. At the table:
Prof. Daniel Brumberg, Moderator
Director of Democracy and Governance Studies, Georgetown University
Prof. Derek Goldman
Professor of Theater and Performance Studies;
Co-Founder, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University
Prof. Lise Morjé Howard
Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University
Prof. Allen J. Kuharski
Chair of the Department of Theater, Swarthmore College
Rev. Dennis McManus
Visiting Associate Professor of Jewish Civilization
Director of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
Reception in the main lobby immediately following the discussion