Arts & International Affairs: Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2018 - Page 49

THE ARTS, PARTICIPATION, AND GLOBAL INTERESTS In the final large-group plenary session, Velani Dibba connected anger as an emotional process to political tensions, only days after the violent events in Charlottesville, Vir- ginia, between white nationalists and counter-protesters. Velani characterised anger as an entity that communicates the need for change faster than logic allows; she called for artists to harness that quality in their art as a powerful tool for awareness and advocacy. Jenna Ashton’s poignant comments on the social dynamic in Durham, England, and the role of art echoed that of Velani’s and provided a transnational comparison. According to Jenna, Durham has a large working-class population that has been decimated by the col- lapse of the local mining industry, but also a vibrant progressive culture centred around the local university. She said that employment-insecure working-class males in Durham oscillate between resentment against their elite neighbors and intra-class pressures to perform masculinity, causing socio-economic anxiety in the absence of a vibrant union culture that had once provided a space for collective grievances. Comparisons between American and British cultures have purchase for intellectual and action-based work, but are also limited as Western case studies. Likewise, Faisal re- minded the group in his opening Ι•΅…ɭ́ё…Ёё•Ι”₯ΜƒŠq…ΝΡ•ΙΈ…Ή•ΛŠt…ΉƒŠq]•ΝΡ•ΙΈ)…Ή•Θ»Št!₯́½΅΅•ΉΡ́΅…‘”±•…ȁё…Ёݑ₯±”Ρ‘•Ν”Ρ•Ι΅ΜΉ••ΡΌ‰”‘₯͍ΥΝΝ•₯Έ½ΉΡ•αΠ)½˜±½‰…±₯Ν…Ρ₯½Έ…ΉΡΙ…ΉΝΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°•α‘…Ή•Μ°Ρ‘”…Ή•Θ…Ή…Ήα₯•Ρ䁅́½Ή•ΑΡ₯½ΉΜ…Ι”)Ή½ΠΉ••ΝΝ…Ι₯±δΥΉ₯Ω•ΙΝ…°Έ1₯­•έ₯Ν”°‘‰Υ±­…Ι₯΄­ι…ε•θΝΡ…Ρ•Ή•…ȁё”•Ή½˜Ρ‘”±…ɝ”΄)Ι½Υΐ‘₯͍ΥΝΝ₯½ΈΡ‘…Ё…Ή•Θ₯́Υ±ΡΥΙ…±±δΙ•±…Ρ₯Ω”°…́‘”‘½•ΜΉ½Π‘₯́•΅½Ρ₯½Ή…°•αΑ•Ι₯•ΉŒ΄)•Μ…½Ι‘₯ΉœΡΌΡ‘”Ν…΅”Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή½±½δ…́ё”½Ρ‘•Θ•±±½έΜΈ)Q‘”•±±½έ́ݕɔΑΥ‰±₯±δ₯ΉΡΙ₯Υ•Ρ‘…Ё‰‘Υ±­…Ι₯΄•α‘₯‰₯Ρ•Ρ‘”±•…ΝЁ…΅½ΥΉΠ½˜…Έ΄)•Θ₯ΈΡ‘”½Α•Ή₯Ήœ•α•Ι₯͕́…ΉΩ₯‘•½Μ°‘•ΝΑ₯Ρ”‘…Ω₯Ήœ•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή•Ρ‘”½Ή™±₯Π₯ΈMεΙ₯„)™₯ΙΝΠ΅‘…ΉΈ!”₯́½Ή”½˜Ρ‘Ι•”•±±½έ́έ₯Ρ ΝՍ •αΑ•Ι₯•Ή”μI••΄…Ή)Υ΅…Ή„°΅e…Ν₯Ι€)‘…Ω”…±ΝΌ‰••Έ…™™•Ρ•Α•ΙΝ½Ή…±±δΈQ‘•₯ȁΝΡ½Ι₯•Μ…‰½ΥЁё”Ω₯½±•Ή”ε₯•±‘•Ι•…Ё₯ΉΝ₯‘Π°)‰ΥΣ …±ΝΌ™½ΥΝ•Ρ½‘…ηŠé‘₯͍ΥΝΝ₯½Έ½ΈΑ½±₯Ρ₯…°…Ρ₯½Έ…ΉΥΉΙ•ΝΠΈ)½Υ±…́1½Ή₯”…ɝՕΡ‘…Ё₯˜…Ήε½Ή”έ…́Ѽ…Ν¬„ΑΙ½Ρ•ΝΡ•Θ€‘½ΘQΙΥ΅ΐΩ½Ρ•Θ°½Θ Ι•α₯Π)ΝΥΑΑ½ΙΡ•Θ€έ‘δΡ‘•δ…Ι”…ΉΙ䰁ё”Α•ΙΝ½»Šé…ΉΝݕȁέ₯±°Ν‘½άΡ‘…Ё₯Ё₯́…±έ…έ΅½Ι”Ρ‘…Έ)©ΥΝΣ Ρ‘”₯Ή₯Ρ₯Ήœ•Ω•ΉΠ°ΝՍ …́„Ρ½ΑΑ±• ½Ή™•‘•Ι…Ρ”ΝΡ…ΡΥ”₯ΈΡ‘”΅•Ι₯…ΈM½ΥΡ Έ!”)Ι•΅₯Ή‘•Ρ‘”Ι½ΥΐΡ‘…Ёё”I•΅…₯Έ…΅Α…₯»Šé…Ι΅…‘„½˜ΝΡ…Ρ₯ΝΡ₯Μ…Ή™…Ρ́ΝΡ₯±°±½ΝΠ)ΡΌΡ‘”ΥΉΝΥ‰ΝΡ…ΉΡ₯…Ρ•Ή…ΙΙ…Ρ₯ٕ́9₯•°…Ι…—ŠQΡ‘”1•…Ω”…΅Α…₯»Šé‘”™…ΡΌ±•…‘•ΛŠP)ΝΑΥΈ½ΥΠΈ)!₯́½΅΅•ΉΡ́…±₯Ή•έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”Ν•ΉΡ₯΅•ΉΡ́•αΑΙ•ΝΝ•ΑΙ•Ω₯½ΥΝ±δΡ½‘…䁉δY•±…Ή€…Ή) ‘…Ή­•Ρ‘儁 ‘•δΈ ‘…Ή­•Ρ‘儁ɕ±…Ρ•…Ή•ΘΡΌΡ‘”½±½Θ‰±…¬ΈM‘”Ν…₯…Ή•Θέ…́­•δ΄)ΝΡ½Ή”ΡΌ•΅½Ρ₯½Ή…°•αΡΙ•΅•ΜΡ‘…Ё‘½•ΜΉ½ΠΑΙ½Ω₯‘”ΝΑ…•ΜΡΌΡ‘₯Ή¬Έ!•Θ½΅΅•ΉΡ́½Υ±)•ΙΡ…₯Ή±δ‰”…ΑΑ±₯•ΡΌΡ‘½Ν”Ω½Ρ•ΊݑΌΙ•©•Ρ•Ρ‘”Ι•Ν•…ɍ‘•…ɝա•ΉΡ́ё”I•΅…₯Έ)…Ή!₯±±…Ιδ ±₯ΉΡ½»ŠéΑΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΡ₯…°…΅Α…₯ΉΜΑΙ½‘Ս•Έ) ‘Ι₯́ Ι••…Έέ…́΅₯Ή‘™Υ°½˜Ρ‘”‘₯͍ΥΝΝ₯½ΈΡ‘…Ё…Ή•Θ…Ή…Ήα₯•Ρ䁍…Έ΅½Ρ₯Ω…Ρ”Ν½₯…°°(Πδ