Dana Gluckstein featured at Davos
Dana Gluckstein, spoke at the World Economic Forum (WEF), January 2013, in Davos, Switzerland as a faculty member on the Arts and Culture panels. As one of twenty five international artists selected, she was invited to address many of the world’s leading stakeholders and change-makers. Her theme was “improving the state of the world through the arts – shifting mind sets” based on her book, DIGNITY, In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the associated photography exhibition. Dana spoke about how DIGNITY helped create the tipping point for President Obama to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in December 2010. Following this historic event, the associated DIGNITY: TRIBES IN TRANSITION exhibition was invited to the United Nations at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, July – August, 2010, sponsored by the United States. Dana was the keynote speaker along with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. DIGNITY was published in association with Amnesty International for their 50th anniversary in 2010, and is now in its second publication in English and German.