Black Women Holding Space for Ourselves

By HMD The Bridge Project (other events)

Saturday, August 21 2021 1:00 PM 3:00 PM PDT

For Self-Identified Black Trans/Queer/Cis Women


Black Women Holding Space for Ourselves, Facilitated by Tammy Johnson

Saturday AUGUST 21 ,  1 - 3 PM (PDT)

TICKETS: $0-50, sliding scale

If you require closed captioning or ASL interpretation to participate in this event, please contact [email protected] by July 14, 2021 with your access needs.



Black Women Holding Space for Ourselves is a workshop for self-identified Black trans/queer/cis women to breathe, reset and dream beyond the limitations of current socio-political structures. The workshop will focus on how circles of care enable Black women to reconnect to our spirit, resource each other, and imagine and live into new possibilities. 

The session will include breathwork, journaling and physical movement. No formal dance experience is necessary.


ABOUT TAMMY JOHNSON  |  Tammy Johnson is a dancer, producer, culture keeper, writer, equity consultant and godmother extraordinaire. Johnson directed living wage, welfare rights, public education and election campaigns as community organizer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has partnered with World Trust and Art / Work Practice and spent a decade at Race Forward as a national organizer, trainer, writer, and policy analyst. Johnson co-produced the television special Colorlines: Race and Economic Recovery with LinkTV. She was also the curator of, a listening project and digital platform that features the stores of Bay Area artists and their work. Johnson specializes in raks baladi, also known as Egyptian style belly dance. She was a recipient of the 2016 Deborah Slater Studio 201 Residency Program and a featured performer in the 2017 Live Arts  in Residence at Eastside Arts Alliance. The Oakland based Johnson embraces work that is healing and gives her joy.  

ABOUT THE BRIDGE PROJECT   |   The Bridge Project creates and supports equity-driven live art that builds community and centers artists as agents of change. The Bridge Project, co-directed by Cherie Hill, Hope Mohr, and Karla Quintero, consists of the following programs: a Community Engagement Residency; a Multidisciplinary Performance Series; a Teaching Artist Series; and a Public Dialogue Series. More information at


Photo: Tammy Johnson by Robbie Sweeny

For more information on the Bridge Project's Anti-Racism in Dance Series visit:

Funding for The Bridge Project is provided, in part, by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Art Commission's Cultural Equity Initiative, the Erol Foundation, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and generous individual donors. 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 225237 Irving Street Station San Francisco, CA 94122