GAMAL PALMER: THE ARTS AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
Taking Action to Impact Community
August 22nd, 2014 @ Topanga Library
• Art and Leadership
• Empathy to unleash creativity
• Action based engagement
Gamal Palmer has been at the forefront of theater-based social justice initiatives for more than a decade.
Gamal co-designed the first ever experiential-academic collaborative program between the Yale Schools of Divinity and Drama entitled, 'After Social Justice; Through Music, Theater and Religion,’ which took place in Tanzania.
As the co-founder of Company Cypher, Palmer has been able to further develop his passion for social justice, arts and education. Company Cypher is a theater company that engages educators, community leaders and artists in a transformative conversation focused on race and skin tone prejudice.
For the past few years, Gamal has been working with young black male entrepreneurs by connecting creative expression and Applied-Theater with social innovation.
Currently, Palmer is the Sr. Director of the Community Leadership Institute.