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"And Still We Rise" IABD Panel Discussion

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 Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Room 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Women of color have long been at the forefront of community building and social activism through the arts. Dance companies, music ensembles, theatre troupes, and other arts groups led by women of color have worked in distinctly collaborative, intergenerational ways to not only preserve their cultural heritage but also build vibrant, healthy, and engaged communities. Join us for two interactive events—a conversation and a dance flash mob—celebrating the powerful role that women of color arts leaders have played in building communities and promoting social change.

Schedule of Events:
3:30 p.m.: A Conversation with Women of Color Arts Leaders
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall
Doheny Memorial Library 240
Charmaine Jefferson, former executive director of the California African American Museum, will moderate a conversation featuring:

From International Association of Blacks in Dance:
Tiffany Rea-FisherElisa Monte Dance, NYC
Marjani Forté, Experimental Artists, NYC
Kia SmithSouth Chicago Dance Theatre
Ayisha Morgan-LeeHill Dance Academy Theatre, Pittsburgh

From Los Angeles:
Reena EsmailStreet Symphony
Jackie LopezVersa-Style Dance Company
Leslie A. ItoJapanese American Cultural & Community Center
Gema Sandoval and Christie RiosDanza Floricanto
Brigette Dunn-KorpelaB. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company
Zanaida RoblesStreet Symphony

5 p.m.: Let’s Dance! A Participatory Dance Flash Mob
Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Grand Ballroom
Immediately following the conversation, Los Angeles–based Viver Brasil Dance Company will lead participants in a procession from Doheny Library to the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom for an exciting and interactive dance event.

Earlier Event: December 10
REDCAT: Fall Studio 2017