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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Black Women Holding Space for Ourselves

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Black Women Holding Space for Ourselves

Company:

HMD/The Bridge Project

Location:

Online via Zoom

Dates:

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

Tickets:

https://hmd.ticketleap.com/

Company:
HMD/The Bridge Project

Black Women Holding Space for Ourselves

For Self-Identified Black Trans/Queer/Cis Women

Saturday AUGUST 21 ,  1 - 3 PM (PDT)

TICKETS: $0-50, sliding scale

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

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.

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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 creativesinplace.org, 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.  

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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 www.bridgeproject.art

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Photo: Tammy Johnson by Robbie Sweeny

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. 

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