2010 Open Dialogue 2010 Highlights: Report | Final Schedule | Program Book | Speaker Bios | Artists' Schedule | Audio | Photos | Videos | Symposium Highlights


A short documentary about Open Dialogue 2010. Created by Street-Level Youth Media. You can watch the full 18 minute documentary.

Documentaries of Open Dialogue 2010: This documentary also includes interviews with TAAC Open Dialogue participants as they reflect on the history of the organization as well as the work that lies ahead for TAAC. Short Version | Long Version

Opening Reception: Symposium participants networked with friends and colleagues and enjoyed the music of Funkadesi while learning about the framework of the symposium. Video of Opening Remarks | Audio of Opening Remarks | Photos from the Opening Reception

Opening Plenary:

Friday Night Reception:
A tour of the DuSable Museum of African American History and a walkthrough of the award-winning African Presence in Mexico exhibition. Organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art, this exhibition culminated at the DuSable, concluding its 11 venue, 10 city tour. From there, attendees continued onto a lively night of food, song, and art at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Open exhibits include Mexicanidad, a journey through Mexican culture and history, and all the way from Chiapas, Mexico, Milla & Kilometros. The National Museum of Mexican Art also presented two unique bands: from Chiapas, Mexico, the rock-folk infused indigenous group, Sak Tzevul, singing in Maya and Spanish languages, followed by an original Afro-Cuban dance concert by Hector Silveria y Su Orquesta. See a list of all onsite performances.

Additional Remarks and Speeches Given at Open Dialogue 2010:

Keynote Speaker Kenny Leon

Keynote Speaker Kenny Leon

Keynote Speech by Kenny Leon (Listen | Read):
Leon is one of the most exciting and acclaimed directors in American theatre today. In June 2010, his hit Tony Award Broadway show Fences garnered 10 Tony Nominations (the most nominations ever for a play revival), set box office records, and received the Tony award for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Past Tony nominations include his Broadway productions of Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, and Audra McDonald. Mr. Leon was also nominated for Best Director by the Directors Guild of America for the film version of A Raisin in the Sun (which also received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), and has won three NAACP Image Awards. Kenny Leon's Full Bio | Listen to the Keynote Address from Kenny Leon | Read the Transcript from Kenny Leon's Keynote Address