Beyond Conversation, Skylight Theatre
THE MADRES: Beyond Conversation Series

Join us following Sunday matinee performances (duration 20 minutes)

In 1977 Buenos Aires, fourteen brave women gathered publicly to defy the repressive Argentinean regime’s efforts to terrorize its people into silence and submission. In their quest to find the bodies of their missing children, they gave birth to a movement.

They are The Madres de La Plaza de Mayo de Los Desaparecidos, and they have inspired generations of artists and activists to resist and persist.

Join us for Beyond Conversation and meet the women and men using the power of art and the power of the people to fight oppression and stand up for justice.

This series is curated by Elissa Barrett, Kate Luhr and Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx.

All guests are subject to availability.  

  Sun. March 11

Latinx Arts on the Frontlines

Latinx artists and performers are often on the frontlines of resistance, revolution and progress, including here in the City of Angels. Meet Jorge Juerta, leading authority on Chicano Theatre and Latinx Theater LA. Moderator: Sara Guerrero   

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Latinx Arts on the Frontlines, Mar 11, 2018 - Beyond Conversation
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  Sun. March 18
  Art as Resistance

How should artists respond to a nation in crisis? John Butler once said that [a]rt changes people and people change the world." Meet LA artists, Beth Pickens (Making Art During Fascism), John Andrews and Patty Jausoro of Our Next 4 Years (ON4Y), who are challenging us to re-imagine and remake our world. Moderator: Kate Luhr

  Sun. March 25

Survivors of the Argentine Genocide

Survivors of Argentina's Geneocide share their stories of exile, imprisonment, and escape. Hear from internationally renowned poet Alicia Partnoy, who survived The Little School, an Argentinean concentration camp, and artist and historian Fabian Cerejido. Moderator: Kate Luhr

  Sun. April 1

#MadresTambien, Part I

In 1977, fourteen brave Argentinean mothers took a stand against injustice. They have been marching ever since. Today in Los Angeles, women are finding new ways to rise up and combat injustice. Hear from LA’s Madres, Tess Rafferty (Take Back the Workplace March), and Sarah Ullman (Filmaker; One Vote At A Time) and what inspires them to act and to keep marching forward.
Moderator: Kate Luhr

     Sun. April 8

LA Rising, Part I

Los Angeles is home to many powerful resistance movements, from the women who first tweeted #BlackLivesMatter, to LGBTQ activists combating violence against trans women of color. Meet Laura Mannino (Drain the NRA) looking to inform the public and change the conversation about gun violence. Moderator: Elissa Barrett.

  Sun. April 15

It Could Never Happen Here, Right? Fascism in America

Fascism is belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group combined with contempt for democracy and an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, often a demagogue. Fascism, once a relic of the 20th Century, is on the rise across the globe. Meet Ines Kuperschmidt, a survivor of the Argentine Genocide and foreign policy expert. Moderator: Elissa Barrett.

  Sun. April 22

#MadresTambien, Part II

Hear from THE MADRES of Los Angeles about what inspires them to act and to keep marching forward. Meet Emiliana Guereca and Deena Katz (Founders of the LA Women's March), and Annalea Rawicz Arnold (We for She). Moderator: Kate Luhr.

  Sun. April 29

LA Rising, Part II

Meet the activists who take a page from THE MADRES in their fight for progressive change in LA and beyond. Moderator and guests to be announced.


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