Dwan Smith-Fortier, 70, has always felt the most comfortable being in front of an audience. Even as a small child, so small she had to stand on a box, she delivered Christmas recitations in church with a power and a voice beyond her years.
Expressive Life and Creative Practice
On Thursday, May 17th at the University Club of Washington, DC, at 2:00 p.m. the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt and the National Center for Creative Aging will host a first-time discussion on expressive life and creative practice as a new frame for connecting public policy with issues around aging.
Bill Ivey, Curb Center Director and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will lead the discussion, with contributions from leaders in the aging and healthcare fields from private and public sectors.
Elizabeth Long Lingo, PhD, Director of the Center’s Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership program, will present frameworks from her research and leadership efforts focused on building creative capacity in higher education, extending her understanding of creativity, risk, and innovation to the special context of age.
The University Club of Washington, DC, is located at 1135 16th street, NW, between L and M. The policy forum will be held in a conference room on the 2nd floor. Light refreshments will be provided.
Email Paula Cleggett at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP