Reflection of April Event, “Don’t Leave School Without It:
Millennial Innovators Speak For the Role of the Arts & Humanities in the Transformation of Society”
Arts and Humanities: Don’t Leave School Without Them. This is not the advice most-often heard among college students. We all know not to leave school without a plan, a skill-set, a career path, but without the Arts and Humanities? Why not? This half-day, interactive conference and workshop addressed this question, and explored the hidden, essential value of the Arts and Humanities to our contemporary society.
Several keynote speakers from diverse professional fields, as well as Student Fellows from the Mellon-funded, NY-based Arts and Humanities advocacy group, the NY6 Think Tank, offered compelling evidence of how the Arts and Humanities permeate our culture and are essential to the functioning of our society. Led by the amazing Jenny Gottstein from GoGame, participants engaged in interactive activities about the potentially surprising role of the arts and humanities in the way we live, work, and interact.