Salon

Salon Discussion - The intersection of art and policy with Heather Mizeur

November 10

RiverArts Salons

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom

Heather Mizeur, The intersection of art and policy: exploring creative influences on civic engagement and public affairs

Heather Mizeur, local activist, farmer, former Maryland delegate, and gifted communicator, joined us on Tuesday, November 10 for a discussion about where art and policy overlap, and how art can be used to unify, advocate, communicate, and ultimately catalyze movement in the political sphere.

Here are some links to examples of explorations of this topic from a variety of perspectives:

At the Intersection of Art and Policy: Lives Will be Saved, University of Southern California

Debbie Allen on the Intersection of Art and Advocacy

Gran Fury: At the intersection of art, politics, and public health, at Royal Holloway University of London

After spending the first half of her career as a health care policy analyst in Congress, a Maryland State Manager of a U.S. Presidential campaign, and a stint on her local City Council, Heather Mizeur was elected to two four-year terms as a Democratic member of the House of Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly. She achieved rewarding victories on a range of progressive issues that she put her whole heart into advancing, including sponsoring and working with colleagues to pass laws expanding health insurance, preventing fracking, abolishing the death penalty, and creating equal justice through marriage equality for LGBT families, to name a few. She was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland in 2014, and became one of the state’s most recognized voices promoting progressive change. She lives with her wife, Deborah Mizeur, on a 34-acre organic herbal medicine farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Strong leaders emerge from their interactions with inspirational and motivational public lectures, workshops, blog posts, podcasts, and retreats that Mizeur offers. Soul Force Politics creates engaging interactions that connect its readers, listeners, and supporters to a new level of consciousness about the intersection of policy advocacy, spirituality, social justice, and community relationships. Our actions should be guided by our soul's force for good in the world.

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