Dartmouth’s Hokpins Center Class Divide Project
The Hopkins Center’s Class Divide project began with a core set of partnerships, and these partnerships grew and multiplied over the multi-year project.
Administrator describes the architecture of the project and the goal of engaging multiple partners. Playwright Anne Galjour is the lead partner throughout the 3 years of the project:
Musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock describes how music functions in African American communities to tell cultural and personal stories:
Class Divide addresses “invisible people” and why that matters:
Design of the community advisory board:
Artist residencies in local high schools:
Student interns facilitate discussions/programming:
The project changed the way the Hop undertakes partnerships. Importantly, the campus partners seem to more strongly desire ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations, and are approaching the Hop with new ideas for collaboration. Formally, during the Class Divide project evolution, the Hop became a voting member of the Dartmouth Center’s Forum, providing a formal mechanism for the Hop to be a partner in ongoing campus-based collaborative work.
The Hop institutionalized advance visits by artists: