This webinar occurred on Tuesday 27 October 2020.
- Eriel Huang, Director of Leadership and Learning, Creative Generation, Johannesburg, South Africa
Eriel Huang (she/her/hers) has traveled to 30+ countries as a performer, educator, consultant, and arts administrator. Born in Taiwan and raised in post-Apartheid South Africa, her life’s work has encompassed youth leadership initiatives, community development projects, peace building endeavors, and social music programs. She is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Eriel has led award-winning ensembles whilst pursuing interdisciplinary masters studies in music performance, social development, and conflict resolution at the University of Cape Town. She has also lived in Boston during the Sistema Fellowship Program at the New England Conservatory of Music. During her time in the US, she was immersed in arts advocacy and supported the launch of the Creative Youth Development sector. Eriel holds a music degree from the University of Pretoria, and certifications from US State Department as well as John Hopkins University and The International Peace & Security Institute. Eriel was a representative at the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum, the Nobel Laureate Youth Summit, G8 Youth Summit, and COP17. Career highlights include strengthening grassroots programs throughout Africa; international university lectures; residencies in Venezuela, Afghanistan, and post-tsunami reconstruction in Fukushima Japan.