|Articles, Arts, History, Media Archive, Social Science, United States on 2015-03-26 20:53Z by Steven|
Diane Lederman, Reporter
The Springfield Republican
Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is bringing her one-woman show “One Drop of Love” to Amherst Middle School April 15 as part of the Amherst Together initiative. (Submitted)
But she said she is happy with the progress that Amherst Together is making.
She was hired by the town and the schools as the media and climate communications specialist to foster collaboration to help create a community in which people feel like they belong.
She met with the Select Board recently for a brief update and then Tuesday answered questions.
She expects that they will have finished collecting data on the community survey in April. The survey was developed with a public participation class in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts. She will get help from Amherst College in interpreting the data as well.
They need about 75 more to answer it from targeted neighborhoods. The survey is intended to find out what the community’s values are to get a sense of the kind of community people want to see. That will help lead to a larger conversation later.
Produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the show incorporates “filmed images, photographs and animation to tell the story of how the notion of race came to be in the United Sates and how it affected her relationship with her father,” according to a press release
As Ross said in a press release describing the show as well as in her interview, her work is not just about race…
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