works

April 14, 2017 | 7pm – Co-creator, Performer, Facilitator

Interference Archive |131 8th St #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215 
 
 

 
April 8, 2017 – Healer, Facilitator
 

Harriet’s Apothecary at Sarah Doyle Women’s Center

Brown University, Providence, RI

 


 

March 29, 2017 – Facilitator

The Fierce Urgency of Now | Cultivating An Anti-Racist Practice for Artists & Cultural Workers

Gibney Dance, NYC 

 


 

February 2, 2017 – Facilitator

Putting Equity into Practice | Anti-Racist Practice for Teaching Artists

NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Day of Learning for Arts Educators

Carnegie Hall, NYC

 

 


 

 

2016

POLITICS OF PROTECTION: BUILDING SAFETY OUTside THE SYSTEM 

Co-creator/Facilitator

(w/Audre Lorde Project Safe OUTside the System Collective, The Meat Market, The Laundromat Project Bed Stuy Fellows) 

An artistic and communal celebration of self-determined Safe Space in Bed Stuy, Create Change Fellows, in partnership with Audre Lorde Project’s SOS (Safe OUTside the System) Collective, creatively honoring and centering the legacy and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color (LGBTSTGNC PoC) facing state violence in our communities. We exercised agency to define and build safety and accountability on our own terms. Attendees engaged with varied creative entry points: participatory community map marking, oral histories, arts-based de-escalation activities and Safe(r) Space Toolkit building. 

StOOPs Bed Stuy 2016

Co-creator, Vocalist (with Shawn Whitehorn)

We activate a STooP welcoming participants into a rhythmic, co-created, chronology of the current that has moved Black folks into, through and around Bedford-Stuyvesant. Through melody, call & response, storytelling and reflection, we will sing and chant our ways through the memory of migrations – forced and chosen – that undergird the spirit of Bed-Stuy. This communal experience will navigate Orisa music, Negro Spirituals, Jazz and Caribbean Folk music and the spaces between – to narrate the historical movement and creative rituals of People of Color in Bed-Stuy. Along the way, we hope to challenge participants to engage with both historical and current movements to arrive at a space of sung, spoken or written reflection on movement in this mecca of Afro-Culture.

 

 

Active Archive Vol 1: Afro Asian Solidarity & Kinship

Co-creator, Facilitator (with Claro de los Reyes)

(at Interference Archive | April 2016) 

(at BUFU Eats | June 2016 )

A creative dialogue around the living legacy of Afro-Asian Solidarity & Kinship. This event invites the broader NYC community into arts-based conversation around historic events and present day solidarity between communities of the Asian Diaspora and African Diaspora. *ACTIVE ARCHIVE is a series of intimate creative dialogues that uses visual arts, performance, and facilitated dialogue intended to celebrate, share, and investigate the largely overlooked legacies in social justice history.