Kate Goodall: By the People Festival aims to bridge cultural divides

Kate Goodall: By the People Festival aims to bridge cultural divides

June 15, 2018 | Commentary, The DC Line

What’s the best way to disrupt divisiveness?

"As co-founder of Halcyon — an incubator that frequently supports “disruptors” — it’s a question I think about a lot. (Some might say obsessively.) It’s the very question that led Halcyon to collaborate with dozens of businesses, government agencies, cultural organizations and artists on Washington, DC’s first arts and dialogue festival.

Unlike the current prevailing narrative that focuses on our differences, the inaugural By the People Festival was created to connect people from diverse backgrounds by building bridges across the cultural divide. We are doing this by providing opportunities for people to talk to each other against a backdrop of visual art installations, performances and discussions."