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In partnership with Central Square Theater, we invite artists David Fichter, Eryn Johnson, and Vincent Siders to discuss how the arts can serve as a catalyst for– or reaction to– change. We ask, how is their work informed by a history of social justice in the arts? Does this build on a legacy of such work in Cambridge? Dr. Marty Blatt will moderate the conversation. This event is part of Central Square Theater’s Central Conversations series and the final History Café of the Society’s 2019 “How Does Cambridge Engage?” programming.

This event will be held during the Nora Theatre Company’s production of The Crucible, framed and inspired by the #metoo movement.

Clockwise from top left: Eryn Johnson, Vincent Siders, Dr. Martin Blatt, detail from David Fichter’s “The Potluck

Eryn Johnson is the executive director of the Community Art Center and helped create the Youth Development in the Arts Youth Work Training curriculum.

Vincent Siders is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and educator. He serves as the Lead Instructor and Director of the Ambassadors of Youth Underground at Central Square Theater.

David Fichter is an internally-recognized muralist, and his art can be found throughout Cambridge. Depicted here is a detail of his 1994 mural “The Potluck,” located in Central Square.

Dr. Martin Blatt is director of the Public History Program at Northeastern University. He is an advocate of the arts and a longtime supporter of the Central Square Theater.


Location: Central Square Theater, Mainstage

Date and Time: September 23, 6:30-8:00 pm, Doors open 6:00 pm

Tickets: Available at Eventbrite
CHS Members $10, Non-CHS Members $15