Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island
February 27, 4:00–5:30 PM
RISD Auditorium – 7 Canal Walk, Providence
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Founder of Urban Bush Women and Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor of Dance, Theater and Women’s Studies and Chair of African & African American Studies at Duke University discuss Walking with ‘Trane, Black Dance in its varied contemporary manifestations, Black Lives Matter, and the long histories of dance in African American social justice advocacy. Presented in partnership with The Rhythm of Change Festival at Brown University.
Free and open to the public
Urban Bush Women in RI: Art Activating Community is a Widening the Circle: Intersections of Dance, Music, Community, and Social Change initiative presented by FirstWorks, American Dance Legacy Initiative, and Rites and Reason Theatre in collaboration with Artists and Scientists as Partners, Brown University, RISD Center for Student Involvement, Rhythm of Change Festival, and Urban Bush Women. Funded in part by DanceUSA/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Creative Arts Council of Brown University, RISD Center for Student Involvement, and RI Council for the Humanities.