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Preserving the Integrity of Black Dance Forms

Part II

Ananya Dance Theater, December 8th 3pm CST

Moderated by Maxine Montilus


Tamara Williams presents a Spotlight Lecture on African diaspora dance traditions

sponsored by the Bechtler Museum.

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A panel made of artists, scholars, educators, and activists of African descent discussing/dissecting issues of exploitation & commodification of African diaspora & African culture as it pertains to dance.

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Moving Spirits of Color  on Facebook (formerly on Blogtalk radio), an intellectual platform has emerged with the explicit purpose of raising awareness and fostering activism in relation to social justice concerns that affect Black, Indigenous, and artists of color. Functioning as an active collective, this platform endeavors to galvanize action and effect change through its engagement with various media forums. Participants are encouraged to actively listen, critically question, and engage in thoughtful discourse surrounding the ideas shared within this space. The platform welcomes the thoughts, concerns, and feedback of its members, as it strives to advance its mission and pursue endeavors that align with its overarching goals.

Join us during scheduled times to our live to interviews with guest speakers. If you can't meet us live, check out our archive shows.  Click here to join the forum on Facebook, Moving Spirits of Color.


Past Broadcasts (2014-2015) can be found here:

Activism, Teaching & the Arts

Moving Spirits of Color's premiere broadcast with guest speakers Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac (Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter & Executive Director of Dignity and Power Now) and Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin (Assistant Professor of Dance, UNC Charlotte).

Community Organizing, Self and Community Care, Activism & the Arts

Lela Aisha Jones and A. Nia Austin-Edwards speak about community it's organizing, creating a safe space, getting people involved in the Movement and much more.

Smack Mellon Gallery presents RESPOND, affirming that Black Lives Matter

Interview with Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Smack Mellon Gallery, Kathleen Gilrain. The Smack Mellon Gallery created the exhibition RESPOND after the grand jury's decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo in the killing of Eric Garner. The gallery used the space to present events, performances and artworks that affirm that Black Lives Matter, to express the frustration and anger with the institutional racism that enables law enforcement to kill black me ever of the community with impunity, and imagine creative solutions and visionary alternatives to a broken Justice system.

Moving Spirits of Color