Rothko Chapel

Symposium Panel Discussion: The Power of the Collective: From Community to the Boardroom

Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016

04:00 PM

This symposium explores emerging models in depth, incorporating voices from the arts, spirituality, and human rights sectors. What they share are creative, effective responses to challenging inequality and creating a more just world.

Frank Joyce is a lifelong Detroit labor and political activist and writer. Carl Gibson is the Co-Founder of US Uncut, a creative movement that mobilized thousands against corporate tax dodging and budget cuts in over 100 cities. Pam McMichael is the Director of the Highlander Center. Moderator David Benson is a Rothko Chapel Board Member.

About the Symposium

Do not miss this opportunity to engage with and contribute to creating change— in our community and beyond.

Join M. NourbeSe Philip on Sunday at 2:30 pm for a poetry reading.

There will be food from Cuchara, SweetCup, and Yeti Sunshine, music, a bookstore, and artistic experiences on the grounds Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you to our partners

  • Asia Society
  • charge///practicum
  • Failure to Identify
  • Plant it Forward
  • Project Row Houses
  • Rice University’s Boniuk Institute
  • River Oaks Bookstore
  • University of Houston’s Community Design Resource Center
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Voices Breaking Boundaries

Related Links

Learn more here.


  • Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • All programs are free and open to the public with a $10 suggested donation. Please register below. Download the symposium brochure here.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Visitors can use the Menil Collection parking lot located at Mulberry and West Alabama. There is also street parking available on Yupon and Sul Ross. Wheelchair access is located on Sul Ross at the north end of the Chapel.

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