Microaggressions: A Training for the Dance Field, facilitated by Beatrice Thomas
Saturday APRIL 24, 12PM - 3:30PM (PST)
If you require closed captioning or ASL interpretation to participate in this event, please contact [email protected] by April 12, 2021 with your access needs.
This training will give participants a greater understanding of how microaggressions operate in performing arts spaces, the impact of these everyday forms of racism on BIPOC individuals, and strategies for countering and eliminating them. As part of this training, participants will engage with microaggression case studies in small, facilitated groups. This training is for people with a basic working knowledge of racism, bias and discrimination.
This is an online event taking place on Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link via email one day prior to the event.
TICKETS: $20 - $250, sliding scale based on organizational budget or annual income.
NOTAFLOF Policy: If you are not able to afford the lowest ticket price but would still like to attend, please email [email protected]
- $20 - $100: Pay any amount between $20 - $100. For artists, students, activists.
- $100: For independent consultants/professionals working in the field
- $100: Per staff/board member representing organization’s with annual budgets below $100k
- $150: Per staff/board member representing organization’s with annual budgets between $100k and $250k.
- $200: Per staff/board member representing organization’s with annual budgets between $250k and $500k.
- $250: Per staff/board member representing organization’s with annual budgets of over $500k.
**For support with group registration for your staff/board, email: [email protected]
ABOUT BEATRICE THOMAS | Beatrice Thomas, director of Authentic Arts & Media, is a national multi-disciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and creative producer. Whether through creative production, consulting or equity, diversity, and inclusion workshops, Mx. Thomas' focus is on uplifting and centering queer, transgender, and POC voices, with special attention to creating queer-inclusive family programming. They are a pillar of Drag Queen Story Hour, serving as director of the SF Bay Area chapter, on the Leadership Team for the national organization, and as a featured drag queen. Beatrice’s work has illuminated the audiences of the deYoung Museum, SF PRIDE Mainstage, CounterPulse, SomArts Cultural Center and KALW Radio, and has shown in galleries across the United States. Currently, they serve on the national board of directors for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. | houseofbea.com
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 bridgeproject.art
ABOUT KAMBARA+ | KAMBARA + DANCERS bridges art and audience through contemporary dance. Choreographer Yayoi Kambara focuses her work on diverse cultural, economic, and ethnic differences, creating a space for empathy and dialogue. kambaraplus.org
ABOUT DANCE MISSION THEATER | Dance Mission connects and empowers diverse Bay Area communities and artists through all aspects of dance and dance theater, including the production of new works, instruction, and performance. Dance Mission is also the home of Krissy Keefer’s Dance Brigade, San Francisco’s groundbreaking, feminist social-change modern dance company. dancemissiontheater.org
Photo: Beatrice Thomas
For more information on the Bridge Project's Anti-Racism in Dance series visit: bridgeproject.art.
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.