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Reimagining School

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Featuring Bill Strickland and Evan Plummer
Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater
6:30–8:00 p.m.

Join us as featured panelists Pittsburgh Community Leader Bill Strickland, author of Make the Impossible Possible, and CPS Director of Arts Education Evan Plummer discuss the essential role of the arts in education.

Presented by: The Golden Apple Foundation, National Louis University and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

bill stricklandBill Strickland is a community leader, author, and the President and CEO of the non-profit Manchester Bidwell Corporation based in Pittsburgh. The company's subsidiaries, the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and Bidwell Training Center, work with disadvantaged and at-risk youth through involvement with the arts and provides job training for adults, respectively. Strickland is a winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Award and the 2011 Goi Peace Award.


Evan PlummerEvan Plummer is the Director of Arts Education at The CPS Department of Arts Education where he provides leadership in strategy, implementation, and monitoring of the vision and standards for CPS Arts Education as described by the Department and the CPS Arts Education Plan. Evan’s art emphases are new media and genres and inter-disciplinary studio practices.





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