Ohlone College Diversity, Inclusion, Advisory Committee (ODIAC) in collaboration with NAKA Dance Theater present:
5th Annual Social Justice, Inclusion, and Equity Symposium
Radical Resistance, Radical Imagination
This year's symposium will showcase a series of performances and discussions with prominent local artists and activists exploring the intersection of contemporary art, social justice, ritualistic healing, and community empowerment. This year's symposium will be a 5-part virtual series. Everyone is welcome and all events are free to the public.
This Thursday, Februrary 4th from 3-5pm!!!
Movement for Liberation (M4LIB) Discussion & interactive movement session with dana e. fitchett
Inter/transdisciplinary artist, dana e. fitchett (she/they) will discuss her performance work with the African diaspora's expressive legacy and lead a movement session for transformation and justice.
***This will be an interactive session. Please have paper, a writing utensil, and a little space so you can move in***
Click here to join the Zoom Webinar:
Our 3rd Event of the series will be Thursday, November 5th:
Regina Evan's BELOVED: AN INSISTENCE:
November 5th, 3-5pm
Our first of the series will feature:
Regina Evans / 52 Letters
Thursday, October 8th 3pm - 5pm PT
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82929725280?pwd=ekoyai91R1JyWVZCTzF4S2taSU5sUT09
52 Letters is not a traditional play. It is a ritual of truth. A ceremony of awareness. A prayer of activation on behalf of the beloved children caught in sex trafficking. Written and performed by Regina Evans, with vocals by Rashida Chase.
Regina Evans' Bio:
Regina Evans, a native of Oakland, California, is a Poet, Playwright , Social Justice Performer, and a Modern-Day Abolitionist in the fight against sex trafficking. Her most current stage play, 52 Letters, a poetic stage play bringing awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in the United States, was honored to win a Best of 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival Award. Ms. Evans has also performed 52 Letters as a part of the 2013 DIVAS Tell All series, curated by Catherine Debon, at The EXIT Café in San Francisco, CA, 2013 DIVAfest, at the EXIT Studio in SF, CA (as a part of the DIVAS Tell All Series), and at the 2013 SF Fringe Festival, EXIT Stage Left, SF, CA.
As a Modern-Day Abolitionist, Ms. Evans is a member of The S.H.A.D.E. Project, an organization founded by powerhouse Sarai Smith-Mazariegos, which empowers survivors of exploitation and trafficking with the thought that survivor Leadership is paramount to creating positive change and empowerment within and outside the movement. Ms. Evans also volunteers with Love Never Fails, a Bay Area Anti Trafficking organization, founded by the extraordinary Vanessa Russell.
Ms. Evans has traveled extensively throughout the world and resided in Sydney, Australia for 15 years where she operated and owned The Diva's Closet Vintage Clothing Boutique which catered to a celebrity clientele including Beyonce and Cate Blanchett. The boutique was also a costume and red-carpet styling resource for the Australian theater, music, television and movie industries. Her dresses were seen at Cannes Film Festival, MTV Awards, Aria Awards, Logie Awards, and AFI Awards.
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