What Matters Now (5-minutes-max) is a live, global, freestyle, make-up-as-we-go online event on July 10, 2020
5-minute talks and performances about “what matters now” — by and for everyone who is creating, making, thinking, caring for each other, and innovating during the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the ongoing protests against police violence and racism around the world.
This is an all-volunteer community event being put together by a group of friends and colleagues who work in museums, libraries, the performing arts, and civil society — that’s where we work, but we’re interested in everyone and everything. It’s a kind of global check-in, a chance to try to make sense of things, and a chance to be together after months of COVID-19 — and we want you to join us.
We’re inviting you to share and celebrate something that matters to you now.
Give a short conference-style presentation, mini TED-style talk (with or without slides)
Facilitate an audience-participation activity (have us play a game, teach us to make something)
If you’re an artist, show or talk about your work
Perform spoken word, prose, poetry
Perform Music, song, dance, theater, comedy
Show your short films, animations, or other projects
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Mutual aid/community care
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