Cultural Engagement Series

How can we use the arts as a springboard for greater awareness of issues affecting other cultures? WIPPS launched its “Cultural Engagement Series” in 2015 to help bridge the gap between Western culture perceptions and actual realities of life in other parts of the world.

Internationally acclaimed jazz artist, Ali Paris brought his unique blend of Western and Middle Eastern music to the James F. Veninga Theater, and in the process told the story of his life as a young Palestinian, growing up in the middle of conflict on the West Bank.