How can art be used as a vehicle for change and understanding? Join in a lively discussion that brings together artists from different disciplines and backgrounds to reflect on how they use their practice to address difficult issues. Panelists include filmmaker Sterlin Harjo, musician Dr. Teresa Reed, actor Pete Brennan, and photographer Eyakem Gulilat. This program is presented in partnership with OCCJ’s Inclusive Leadership Council and the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation. Following a reception with food and wine, audience members and panelists will engage in an open and organic discussion about the art-making process. Beginning with a reflection on their work from each panelist, the audience will have the opportunity to break into small groups to discuss the themes present in the works of each panelist and in Both Sides Now. The questions and ideas that arise will provide the basis for a thought-provoking discussion between artists, media, and backgrounds. The reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the panel discussion will follow shortly after at 6:30 p.m.