Voices from the Village: A Year in Review

May 4, 2016
Author: Voices from the Village Planning Committee

On Thursday, April 14th, Cuyahoga Community College hosted a capstone reception encouraging attendees to reflect on the past year’s Voices from the Village events. Voices from the Village (Voices) is an interdisciplinary, grass roots, faculty-driven program exploring various themes related to the human experience. The 2015-2018 theme for Voices is “Behind the Mask,” drawing on the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “We Wear the Mask.” Throughout these three academic years, faculty and students from CWRU and Tri-C will explore the power of a “mask,” investigating various ways one can conceal one’s identity or feelings behind a mask.

In addition to discussing the 2015-2016 Voices activities at April’s capstone, attendees were also able to create their own masks and view a presentation with photos from each event. The presentation has been uploaded below:

The Voices from the Village planning committee would like to thank Cuyahoga Community College, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support.

Planning for 2016-2017 Voices activities has already begun, and faculty members from both Tri-C and CWRU are encouraged to read through our Call for Participation and submit proposals for events, speakers, or activities that address the “Behind the Mask” theme. Funding is available! The deadline for submitting a proposal for AY 2016-17 funding is June 17, 2016. Proposals can be emailed to Dr. Jocelyn Ladner-Mathis (Jocelyn.Ladner-Mathis@tri-c.edu), Associate Dean, Liberal Arts, Metro Campus.