Thank You to Ryan Johnson of SOLE Defined
Last week TJ sat down with Ryan Johnson, Artistic Director of SOLE Defined , to explore their reasons for pursuing a Showcasing opportunity even when finances and certainty are limited. They discussed how Ryan's work, which lies at the intersections of black culture and dance, can exist in a predominantly white and theatre-centric sector.
Weren't able to attend? No problem! A recording of the Webinar is available below.
Regional Kitchen Tables
Thank you to everyone who attended our second round of Kitchen Tables. We appreciate you making time and space to gather with the regional IPAY Community and we value everything you've shared with us and each other!
Stay tuned for updates on our next round of virtual programming and some exciting news about our official Showcase 2021 offerings!
Earlier this week Amistad Books launched their #BlackPublishingPower initiative to encourage folx to purchase any two books by Black writers.
Here are some suggestions of books by Black Trans Womxn and Black Non-Binary Folks:
Looking for books to further your anti-racist work? Here is Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's recommending reading list:
These lists are a great place to start in joining Amistad's mission to Blackout bestseller lists with Black voices. We encourage you to look up a Black owned book store in your area to order from!
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International Performing Arts for Youth
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