Black Feminist Futures with SeeBlackWomxn
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Black women are envisioning new worlds of existence rooted in practices of liberation and joy. Forecast the future with contemporary Black artists and authors in conversation on the lineage and legacy of Black feminism. Program will include a film screening and speaker panel.
SeeBlackWomxn is an esteemed collective of artists, activists, and writers raised on Black feminist theory. Their platform emphasizes self-representation, free from the stereotypical tropes assigned to Black women. This partnership unfolds through a five-part event series centering the lineage and legacy of Black women and the contemporary Black Arts scene and features the voices of collective cofounders Tahirah Rasheed, Angela Hennessy, Dana King, and Jamani Montague.
This event is part of Virtual Wednesdays, a weekly YouTube broadcast bringing you unique viewpoints exploring diversity, resilience, and creative spirit in the arts as we aim to reframe our exhibitions and collections. View upcoming Virtual Wednesdays programs.
About the Speakers
Traci Bartlow, a native of Oakland, is an artist and entrepreneur with a longstanding career as an activist, business owner, photographer, dance educator, lecturer, curator, and cultural archivist. Ms. Bartlow has a unique experience in developing cultural institutions in the Bay Area. She was a youth dancer, faculty member, and then on the board of trustees at Citicenter Dance Theater at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. She is also a founding member of Eastside Arts Alliance and Eastside Cultural Center in Oakland where she developed and curated many cultural programs. Traci Bartlow is a dancer who is proficient in many styles and her passion is to document and preserve black dance and culture. She and has been a principal dancer and soloist for dance companies and international theater and television productions. Growing up in Oakland, California she learned early Hip Hop dance styles from some of the originators in Hip Hop culture. She has also have studied and performed traditional African dance with Ceedo West African Dancers & Drummers. As a young adult, she won a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center which launched her career as a professional dancer. By day she studied with world renowned teachers at the Ailey school, and by night she kept her Hip Hop foundation in tack by dancing in legendary Hip Hop and House music dance clubs in New York City.
No registration required. Free online event.