Town Square

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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Art, Artists, and the Narratives of Loss and Resiliency
Art, Artists, and the Narratives of Loss and Resiliency

"Artists have lived experiences of and about this violent behavior that can reshape our individual and shared narratives to support community actions even as we collectively pursue individual and group healings," said royal alley-barnes, Acting Director of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS).

“This conversation could not be more timely,” said Chief Librarian Tom Fay. “The loss of life in our communities due to gun violence impacts everyone, and we are grateful to ARTS for convening artists to help us come together in stories, action and healing.”

Panelists discuss questions ranging from how art helps with resilience; the impact of gun violence on creating art; and how art can collectively help us dream of a new future.

Speakers and panelists include:

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle

royal alley-barnes, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Tom Fay, Seattle Public Library

Rosette Royale, local journalist and editor

Soulma Ayers, artist

Chardonnay Beaver, artist

Mike Davis, artist