Breaking New Ground: The EARTH Symposium: A Report on the First International Gathering of The EARTH Project

Judith Marcuse
Diana Bulley
Richard Marcuse
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Judith Marcuse Projects

In the spring of 2004, from April 28 to May 2, over 300 artists, activists and youth from across Canada and around the world gathered in Vancouver, B.C., to participate in The Earth Symposium: Breaking New Ground, a conference organized by DanceArts Vancouver, now JMP. A UNESCO designated event, produced in collaboration with Simon Fraser University and part of the longer-term EARTH Project, these five days of activities explored the many ways in which the arts are being used in communities around the globe as tools for social change, particularly work with youth.