Posts Tagged ‘Theatrical Jazz Institute’

Revolution Starts @ Home on Tour @ University of Connecticut in Mansfield, available as e-book +Theatrical Jazz Institute Guest Faculty Baraka de Soleil’s Reframe: a Gathering Call for Artists & Support!

November 1, 2011

1) The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Student Union Theater Storrs, University of Connecticut in Mansfield

The extent of the violence affecting our communities is staggering. Nearly one in three women in the United States will experience intimate violence in her lifetime. And while intimate violence affects relationships across the sexuality and gender spectrums, the likelihood of isolation and irreparable harm, including death, is even greater within LGBTQI communities. To effectively resist violence out there—in the prison system, on militarized borders, or during other clear encounters with “the system”—we must challenge how it is reproduced right where we live. It’s one thing when the perpetrator is the police, the state, or someone we don’t know. It’s quite another when that person is someone we call friend, lover, mentor, trusted ally.

Join co-editors, Ching-In Chen, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha for a presentation and discussion about potentially life-saving alternatives for creating survivor safety while building a movement where no one is left behind.  The presentation will be followed by a booksigning.

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2) Revolution Starts at Home ebook is now available!


We just received confirmation from our distributor that the ebook version of Revolution Starts at Home is now available (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Overdrive, etc). RS@H is South End Press’ first ebook. 🙂 Here’s a link to the Kindle page. It’s available on all formats (Nook, Kobo, etc), and will be distributed to libraries primarily through Overdrive.

3) Re-Frame: A Gathering Call for Artists & Support!

This past spring, I had the privilege to work with Theatrical Jazz Institute‘s guest faculty Baraka de Soleil in two workshops, N This House & N This Body. I was moved by Baraka’s instigations to begin again, to hone to what we were really trying to articulate as artists and by the way he thought about collaborations as bringing two artists deeply within their own truth to meet each other in the moment of exchange. Baraka is convening a gathering of artists this fall tin Chicago through Re-Frame: A Gathering, which is an initiative of D UNDERBELLY, a network of artists of color, seeking to create a  communal space for rigorous experimentation and investigation of an expansive performance aesthetic.  One that can serve as a model for creative process within community that can adapt and shift to various areas throughout the country &  internationally. Baraka is calling both for interested artists as well as for support to curate this project! Please spread the word & contribute!