Speaker Series – Sarah Sentilles
The Cranlana Programme welcomes our guest Speaker, Sarah Sentilles, for our next 2018 Speaker Series Event.
Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Taught by America: A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton, A Church of her Own: What Happens When A Woman Takes the Pulpit, Breaking Up with God: A Love Story and her most recent book, Draw Your Weapons. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Ms., Religion Dispatches, Oregon ArtsWatch, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Yale and master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard. She is the co-founder of the Immigration Alliance of Idaho.
At the core of her scholarship, writing, and activism is a commitment to investigating the roles language, images, and practices play in oppression, violence, social transformation, and justice movements. Sarah has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Willamette University, where she was the Mark and Melody Teppola Presidential Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Why art now?
Do you feel distracted by the state of the world? Helplessness? Despair?
The antidote to distraction is focus.
The antidote to helplessness is action.
The antidote to despair is imagination.
Art helps you practice all three.
Sarah Sentilles explores the ideas surrounding creativity and resistance, and argues that that making art — whether creating a mug, painting a masterpiece, cooking breakfast for your kids, or writing a sentence — helps us remember and practice what it might look and feel like to live a life of peace, principle, and resistance in the age of Trump.
VENUE Cranlana, 62 Clendon Road, Toorak
DATE Wednesday 8 August 2018
TIME 6.00pm for 6.30 seating
You are most welcome to purchase tickets for guests of your choice to come along with you; they do not have to be alumni.
Alumni of Cranlana
08 Aug 2018