Alice speaks at National Performance Network Conference in Pittsburgh, PA

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Dec 14 Friday, 2:30-4:00 PM at the National Performance Network conference in Pittsburgh Alice Sheppard joins voices from across racial, disability and trans justice in a national conversation called JOINING FORCES.

While the NPN conference requires registration, this accessible event is open to the community for free. The conversation will dive into questions such as:

What does creating “access” really mean?

How do we move beyond a “diversity” framework with its accompanying check-boxes and tokenism?

How do we invest in truly empowered leadership?

How do we get white people to stop opting out of conversations about racial justice and white supremacy / get able-bodied people to stop opting out of conversations about disability justice / get cisgender people to stop opting out of conversations about trans justice?

JOINING FORCES speakers include:  Alice Sheppard (Artistic Director, Disability Dance Works), Janera Solomon (Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn TheaterMark Travis Rivera (Artistic Director, Marked Dance Project), Sean Dorsey (Artistic Director, Fresh Meat Productions & Sean Dorsey Dance) and Robin Anderson (Executive Director, AXIS Dance Company).

Location:

1000 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA
(Specifics of where inside the convention center this session will be held TBD – check here for details)

Facebook event for this gathering can be found here.