Marc Bamuthi Joseph currently serves as the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at The Kennedy Center. He co-founded the Life is Living Festival for Youth Speaks, and created the installation “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos” for Creative Time. His opera libretto, We Shall Not Be Moved, was named one of 2017’s “Best Classical Music Performances” by The New York Times, and his work /peh-LO-tah/ toured nationally. Future projects include commissions for the Perelman Center, Washington National Opera, and others, and a feature in HBO’s upcoming adaptation of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehesi Coates. An inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, Bamuthi also previously worked as the Chief of Program and Pedagogy at YBCA in San Francisco.