September 16 from 9-10:30 am Everyday Empathy and Equity focuses on how art and culture transform communities. Learn more and register here:

The September 16 event features keynote speaker Milenko Matanovič, a Slovenian born artist and community activator who helps fractured parties arrive at shared goals using an art-centric process. He is the founding Director of the Pomegranate Center in Seattle, Washington. He has worked with communities in Milton Freewater, Prescott, and Walla Walla to build community gathering spaces. "When I treat everyone as an artist, walls come down, social hierarchies diminish, and active listening channels open. The pandemic laid bare the dire need for collective problem-solving across multiple fronts. We are going to need innovative, creative ways of interacting in order to break the impasse. Artists should lead the way," Matanovič says. Local panel speakers include: Brissa Perez, director of Bailet Folklórico; Roger Garcia, the Walla Walla School District District Music Coordinator and the Band Director at Garrison Middle School; Rodney Outlaw, executive director of Walla Walla Music Organization. Workshops are free, open to the public with live Spanish interpretation. Learn more and register here:

For More information contact: Sherwood Trust or 509-529-2791.


  • Occurred Thursday, September 16th, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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