Reclaiming Your Creative Self Workshops

Reclaiming Your Creative Self

Event Date: 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:30pm

Reclaiming Your Creative Self is a three-part series of leadership development workshops in February 2020, open to women and non-binary students, faculty, and staff, that intends to cultivate leadership qualities through identity expression and radical self-care. Through exploration in three artistic disciplines – photography, spoken word, and movement based performance – participants will experiment with new modes of self-expression, identify avenues of self-care, and create a sense of community through dialog and reflection.

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at New Africa House

These events are FREE. Come to one or all three.

February 4th, 2020: Reclaiming the Selfie (Photography) with JuPong Lin, Interdisciplinary Artist

The selfie can be used as a tool of resistance and reclamation. In this workshop find the power of the selfie from affirmations of one’s appearance to letting your imagination run loose with some creative experiments of self-image. Makeup and accessories will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own, to inspire these playful and inventive takes on self-images.

February 11th, 2020: Spoken Word with Dr. Flávia Santos de Araújo, Artist

In this workshop, we will consider what it means to find, reclaim, and own our own voices and our whole selves. Individually and as a group, we will explore Audre Lorde’s idea of poetry as a site where “possibility is made real”. From that place of departure, we will engage in activities that invite the body, mind, and spirit to guide us in writing/telling the stories we dare make real (and loud).

February 18th, 2020: Evolving Identities (Dance/Theater) with Terre Vandale, Dance Artist & Arts Extension Service

Evolving Identities (EvID) uses movement, voice, and writing to explore the ways our literal and figurative social identities restrict, inform, and expand each other. Created as a response to motherhood, EvID addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and psychic changes of life’s transitions and invites you to apply the process to your life stories. No performance experience necessary.

Presented by the Arts Extension Service’s Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative in collaboration with the Women of Color Leadership Network with support from the Office of Equity and Inclusion.