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Social Practice.Social Justice Symposium- hosted by Project Row Houses; Sept 7-8 2018

Social Practice.Social Justice

September 7-8, 2018
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom
2310 Elgin Street

Presented by Project Row Houses (PRH), “Social Practice.Social Justice” is a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists and thought leaders to Houston’s Third Ward. The symposium begins Friday evening with a special dinner hosted by Project Row Houses. It continues with Day 2 on Saturday morning with a panel discussion on neighborhood development and the strategies used in communities impacted by disinvestment. This session will be followed by a keynote address from Lisa Dent, thought leader and advocate for cultural workers, living artists and shape-shifters. The afternoon session will conclude the symposium, with a panel centered on utilizing creativity, imagination and engagement.


Members | $25
Guests | $35
Students | $10

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ticket holders are invited to dinner and conversation with PRH staff and Board. Location TBD. Please RSVP to info@projectrowhouses.org by Noon on Tuesday, September 4.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Neighborhood Development and the Preservation of a Community

Morning Panel, moderated by Eureka Gilkey, Executive Director, PRH
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

This panel brings together individuals who are pathing a way forward for conscious neighborhood development and work actively to preserve historic buildings in neighborhoods that have been disinvested in.


  • Irfana Jetha Noorani, 11th Street Bridge Project, Washington DC
  • Pat Jordan, Gem Cultural and Education Center, Kansas City
  • Danielle Burns Wilson, The African American Library at the Gregory School

Lunch and Breakout sessions

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Food trucks will be available on-site along with breakout sessions organized in the Eldorado Building.

Keynote Address

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Conversation with Lisa Dent
Lisa Dent will present current research on philanthropic and cultural organizations, placing the support of artistic work within a socioeconomic context.

Beyond Social Practice

Afternoon Panel, moderated by Gia Hamilton, Cultural Producer
2:30 – 4:00 p.m

The panelists will present their individual practices and discuss the broad, often vague definition of “social practice” as well as their observed impact of art and creativity on the community.


  • Artist Shani Peters, New York based
  • Artist Nathaniel Donnett, Houston based
  • Cultural worker Jen Delos Reyes, Chicago based

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