April 14, 2017 | 7pm – Co-creator, Performer, Facilitator
Harriet’s Apothecary at Sarah Doyle Women’s Center
Brown University, Providence, RI
March 29, 2017 – Facilitator
Gibney Dance, NYC
February 2, 2017 – Facilitator
NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Day of Learning for Arts Educators
Carnegie Hall, NYC
(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.
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)
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.