This is going to be an amazing event. Artist and peace activist Miri Golan is coming to give a talk at the Dayton Art Institute (which I love), about her work in origami (which I love) and art as a form of social activism (which I love). She founded Folding Together, a peacemaking project bringing Israelis and Palestinians together through origami. Her work is part of DAI's new special exhibition, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. The show is great (I've seen it twice already) and on April 9 Golan is going to come to DAI to talk about her work as both an artist and an activist.
I've been invited to speak on a panel of respondents: two professors of Religious Studies and Yours Truly, commenting on the religious and philosophical aspects of Golan's work. Twenty bucks cheap gets you in the door, admission to see the show, a dessert reception, and the opportunity to meet Golan herself. Here's DAI's page about the event.