Workshops will take place at:
UNCG School of Dance
1408 Walker Ave
Coleman Building/Studios 201-A, 202-A & Dance Theater
Tu May 7 6-9pm
We May 8 6-9pm
Th May 9 6-9pm
Fr May 10 6-9pm
Sa May 11 noon-3pm
Su May 12 noon-3pm
Mo May 13 6-9pm
Tu June 18 6-9pm
We June 19 6-9pm
Th June 20 6-9pm
Fr June 21 6-9pm
Sa June 22 11am-2pm
Su June 23 11am-2pm
Tu July 9 6-9pm
We July 10 6-9pm
Th July 11 6-9pm
Fr July 12 6-9pm
Sa July 13 6-9pm
Su July 14 11am-2pm
Mo July 15 6-9pm
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Tue May 7th 6-9pm
UNCG Coleman 201-A (new studio w/wooden floor)
Duane Cyrus will present Introduction and Info About The Resistance Project
Followed by performance workshop
Wed May 8th 6-9pm
Tara Green, author of Reimagining the Middle Passage: Black Resistance in Literature, Television, and Song will speak on the myth of the flying African as a story of resistance and empowerment.
Thu May 9th 6-9pm
Dr Karen Meadows will speak about her book "Pedagogy of Survival: The Narratives of Millicent E. Brown and Josephine Boyd Bradley"
Description Dr. Meadows’ presentation:
Unsung heroes, social justice, history, trauma, public educational discourse, courage, the power of youth and the power of one are all captured in the book, Pedagogy of Survival: The Narratives of Millicent E. Brown and Josephine Boyd Bradley. Pedagogy of Survival focuses on the first-hand narratives of two desegregation pioneers (Millicent E. Brown and Josephine Boyd Bradley)--their stories, sufferings, and pedagogy of survival. This book gives voice to unsung heroes and the often overlooked view of the adolescent perspective. Josephine Boyd desegregated Greensboro Senior High (now Grimsley High School) in 1957 and Millicent E. Brown desegregated Rivers High School (Charleston, SC) in 1963. In this session, the author addresses “the historical” as expressed in the belief that our youth have inherited a discourse of collective resistance without the historical context. My trainings with educators, educational leaders, school counselors, parents, students and community members focus on historical narratives to address the gap between our youth’s understanding of historical collective resistance and the current resistance that is sometimes demonstrated by our most disenfranchised and marginalized youth as it relates to educational outcomes.
Fri May 10th 6-9pm UNCG Coleman 306 (Dance Theater)
Photo Shoot: The Image of a Black Woman
One of the most important things to take possession of is your self-image. Media and entertainment have a long history of generating distorted images of black women. Photographer Devin Newkirk will conduct a photo shoot where all participants will be supported in the creation of empowered images through photography.
Instructions for Participants:
Come dressed as your most fabulous self.
Bring a photo of your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, or a woman in your life that is family to you or inspired you.
Bring an item that represents who or what you consider yourself to be.
Sat May 11th noon-3pm UNCG Coleman 306 (Dance Theater)
Duane Cyrus will discuss Career & Personal Finance Strategies Strategies
Sun May 12th noon-3pm UNCG Coleman 306 (Dance Theater)
Duane Cyrus will The Resistance Project development and performance activities
Mon May 13th 6-9pm UNCG Coleman 306 (Dance Theater)
Kayla Baker will lead an empowerment workshop titled, This Too Shall Pass
Description: This Too Shall Pass
Workshop will address overcoming the obstacles, adversity, hard times, and challenges that might come with the dynamics of living life as a woman. Participants would acknowledge themselves as survivors and take pride in the level of resilience and perseverance that women posses. Participants will also exhibit confidence in their own unique identities, experiences, and stories. Workshop will focus on subtopics that may include following: