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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Northeastern Illinois University will host the 8th International Art in Response to Violence Conference on Oct. 26.

Open to both professionals and students, the interdisciplinary conference will reflect on ways that visual art and art making express, communicate and document violence in its many forms.

This year’s keynote speakers are former Northeastern Acting Provost Vicki Roman-Lagunas, who will present “State Supported Violence and the Artist's Response: The Case of Latin America,” and Drew Matott from the Peace Paper Project, who will present “Papermaking as Social Engagement and Art Therapy.”

“The College of Arts and Sciences and Goodwin College of Education collaborate each year and organize this conference to showcase how the arts in all forms can help humanity through becoming aware and to heal from the pains and suffering of all forms of oppression and violence,” Department of Psychology Chair Saba Ayman-Nolley said. “This year we are excited to have the international Peace Paper Project back with us for both presentation and workshops. This featured program will be accompanied by other presentations, interactive workshops and art exhibits.”

The conference will take place in the Golden Eagles Room and Fine Arts Building on Northeastern’s Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago, and will include a variety of art exhibits, workshops and paper presentations. (View the full program of events.) Parking permits are required.

Conference registration will be conducted on-site. The cost is $30 for the general public, $15 for non-NEIU students, and free to Northeastern students, faculty and staff with a Northeastern ID. Continuing Education Units are available for counseling professionals for a $20 fee. Contact Ayman-Nolley for more information.