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This year’s Horbal Lecturer is DeAnna Cummings, Executive Director of Juxtaposition Arts in North Minneapolis. We are excited to feature a convocation speaker who exemplifies Augsburg’s commitment to Engaging Minneapolis.
“Putting Creativity to Work 2025: Stronger Communities through Local Art and Design”
Thursday, November 21st
This talk will discuss the promise of neighborhood scale participatory arts and culture as an effective metropolitan community development strategy, especially in areas with high class and race divides. Based on her work at Juxtaposition Arts and in arts projects around the country, Cummings will explore best practices in using cultural strategies as a lever to develop stronger, more resilient people and places. Throughout her talk, she will emphasize the critical importance of investing in the legacy of cultural institutions in communities of color.