A 2005 MacArthur Fellow, Dworkin was President Obama’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts. An author, social entrepreneur, performing artist and youth education advocate, he has received national recognition for his many accomplishments.
A lifelong musician, Dworkin is an accomplished acoustic and electric violin virtuoso, as well as a spoken-word and visual artist. His memoir, Uncommon Rhythm: A Black, White, Jewish, Jehovah’s Witness, Irish Catholic Adoptee’s Journey to Leadership” was published recently. He has also written an autobiographical poetry collection and a children’s book, produced and recorded CDs, and directed the independent film “Deliberation.”
Filling out this year’s program is a performance by the Detroit Children’s Choir, and organization established to help children in grades 3 to 8 gain self-confidence, social and political awareness and academic skills.