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Building Creative Communities Conference 2020

Thurs., Jan. 30 – Sun., Feb. 2, 2020  Colquitt, GA

To motivate, encourage, empower, and inspire community advocates by sharing ideas, learning new skills, and fostering positive change.

About BC3

The Building Creative Communities Conference (BC3) is an annual convergence of community change agents that takes place in the tiny, artsy town of Colquitt, Georgia

At this transformational gathering, changemakers from down the road and around the world develop tools for story sharing, creative leadership, and collaboration.

Colquitt, Georgia is a modest rural community in the southwest corner of the state that was brought alive more than 20 years ago with the help of conference founders Joy Jinks, Karen Kimbrell, and Dr. Richard Geer. After being introduced to the work of Dr. Jean Houston, the three decided to collaborate on a mission to awaken a dying town by way of mural arts and theater. Once joined by international facilitator Jan Sanders, the group began to share the tools of Social Artistry as a standard operating system for increasing human capacity.

Interactive Opportunities

BC3 provides interactive opportunities for people who are invested in their communities, from activists and educators to social justice advocates and politicians, to recognize our power to create positive change in our everyday environments.

Community Connection

Many participants, after attending BC3 for the first time, return annually to reconnect with like minds and share their progress in their own communities.

Swamp Gravy

Colquitt, the home of Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Folk Life Play (which is an outgrowth of Story Bridge Theater Training), now boasts a thriving agricultural community, the Swamp Gravy Community Theater Program, more than 100 murals painted by local artists, historical swamplands, and a boardwalk for meditative strolls through the history of the deep South.

Speakers

JOY JINKS

Co-Founder, Swamp Gravy

KAREN KIMBREL

Co-Founder, Swamp Gravy

JANET SANDERS

Co-Facilitator, Art of Social Change Track

DR. RICHARD OWEN GEER

Co-Facilitator, Story Bridge Theater

DR. QINGHONG WEI

Co-Facilitator, Story Bridge Theater

MARGARET ASHMORE

Co-Facilitator, Story Bridge Theater

Featured Speaker

KEVIN IEGA JEFF

Choreographer, Story Bridge Theater

MOVING WITH CHANGE

Spend the weekend with Iega as you bring the body fully into your community change work. One of The Julliard School’s 100 outstanding graduates of the century, Iega’s first job was dancing on Broadway at seventeen. The founder of Jubiliation! Dance in New York and founder and artistic director of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater of Chicago, Iega has worked for nearly a quarter-century with Story Bridge, including many years choreographing Swamp Gravy.

VIEW VIDEO WITH IEGA

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