SPEAK! Series: "Performance as Justice Workshop with solidad decosta"

5:00 PM  - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 12, 2010
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Incorporating a blend of spoken word performance art with concepts of social and political transformation, this intensive workshop will explore ways to create performances that make the personal political. The goal is to deeply explore our individual and group oppressions, desires, and thirst for liberation, then forge that into art that challenges, provokes and awakens. Come prepared to work, to think, to engage.

A performer, author, and musician, solidad decosta is an uppity Portugese woman who isn't afraid to claim her Black Latina maternal ancestry. Equal parts street journalist, storyteller and crone-ta-be with Leo moon credentials, solidad's work encompasses the why and where of life outside boxes in a label obsessed world, and the what, when, who, and how of everything else. Learn more about solidad at http://solidadrocks.com.

This event is part of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center's ongoing speaker's series, "SPEAK! A Series of Conscious Conversations." The purpose of "SPEAK!" is to engage the Macalester Community in a series of intimate, on-going conversations with dynamic, influential speakers on currently relevant transnational issues. What makes "SPEAK!" a different type of lecture series is that speakers will have the opportunity to talk with the audience rather than to the audience. For more information about this event and/or the "SPEAK!" series, please contact Karla Benson Rutten, Director of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center, at benson@macalester.edu.

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Multicultural Life (Dept. of), Queer Union (QU)

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