In Ballet, dancers are not expected to have a voice, so it can be difficult finding it, and learning when (and most importantly) how to use it when necessary. This session will assist dancers (of various age groups) in discovering and defining their personal activism. We will discuss the meaning of “resistance” as black people in America, how to alleviate emotional and spiritual burden, and how we can establish a supplementary form of activism through validating and supporting each other’s experiences with racism.
Through this session, we will investigate diverse forms of advocacy and resistance tactics to combat racial injustices:
- Discussions lead by social justice influencers
- Reveal inconspicuous elements of activism
- Defining Support language
- How to Train your Ally: guide to embodying allyship and yielding the space for the voices of color and their lived experiences and perspectives