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Class & The Arts: A Roundtable Discussion

March 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Participate in a Roundtable Discussion on Class & the Arts


organized by

Khoo Wu Chen, well known Twin Cities lighting designer and co-founder of Technical Tools of the Trade(www.techtoolstraining.org)


and featuring

Carlyle Brown, playwright and producer (http://carlylebrownandcompany.org)

Marcus Dillard, lighting designer and University of Minnesota professor

Wendy Knox, artistic director, Frank Theater (www.franktheatre.org)

Peter Rachleff, labor historian and executive director, East Side Freedom Library


Working in the Arts is commonly viewed as low-paying and unsteady work, but a reward in itself. While a few artists sport massive incomes, these stories only serve to highlight the difficulties for those without the economic stability to work in a field that continues to be powered by subsistence wages, unsteady employment, and volunteer labor. Critical acclaim is always pleasant, but it often does not translate into food and shelter.

As we grapple with issues of access and diversity, any plan of action can only be meaningful with an honest consideration of the role of social and economic class in the matter.

Please join us for an open and frank conversation of the role of class in the funding, wage structure, access and diversity – and even in the art itself – of the Art and Entertainment Industry.


This event is free and open to all.

For more information, contact info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org or call 651-774-8687.

Hosted by

East Side Freedom Library


March 30, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


East Side Freedom Library


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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