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Sunday, June 18 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Artists and Organizers Shifting Culture

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Our communities need visionary solutions, and artists will lead the way. In this session, we’ll explore how artists and organizers produce transformative work through collaborative, not transactional, relationships. Using stories from the Trans Day of Resilience art project, Echoing Ida writing program, and more, we’ll share how to center the radical imaginations of culture workers. Participants will leave with tried and true principles designed to shift culture and fuel any movement.

Presenters
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Kemi Alabi

Forward Together
Kemi Alabi is a queer Black writer and teaching artist based in Oakland, CA. They coordinate Echoing Ida, a Forward Together program amplifying the work of Black women and non-binary media makers. Find their poetry and essays in The Guardian, The Toast, Apogee Journal, Kweli Jour... Read More →
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Micah Bazant

Forward Together
Micah Bazant is a trans visual artist who makes work inspired by struggles to decolonize ourselves from white supremacy, patriarchy, ableism, and the gender binary. They co-founded the national Trans Day of Resilience art project (tdor.co) and the Trans Life and Liberation Art Series... Read More →
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Taja Lindley

Taja Lindley is a writer and artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder and Managing Member of Colored Girls Hustle, and a member of Echoing Ida and Harriet's Apothecary. Lindley considers herself a healer and an activist, creating socially engaged artwork that reflects and transforms audiences, shifts culture and moves people to action. She uses movement, text, installation, ritual, burlesque, and multi-media to create works that are concerned with freedom, healing and pleasure. She is currently developing a body of work recycling and repurposing discarded materials. Her artwork has been featured at Spring/Break Art Show, Brooklyn Museum, the Movement Research at Judson Church series, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), the Gallatin Arts Festival at New York University, WOW... Read More →
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Bishakh Som

Bishakh’s comics have appeared in The Other Side: An Anthology of Queer Paranormal Romance, The Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Rail, Buzzfeed, Ink Brick, The Huffington Post, The Graphic Canon and the Eisner and Harvey-winning anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. They received the prestigious Xeric grant in 2003 for their comics... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
State Hall: Room 131

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