Dr. Carol Marie Webster, PhD

August 15, 2021

4:00 (ET)

A Letter Home For Dad

(Virtual Open Rehearsal)

Register: HERE

July 24, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 (ET)

Dr. Adanna James

Dr. Adanna James is a Trinidadian lecturer, daughter, sister and friend to many. Her research interests include  theological ethics, disability theology, Caribbean studies and she also has interests in ecology, the arts, dance and food preparation. She currently lectures at the Seminary of St John Vianney in Trinidad and has taught courses on Catholic Education, Justice and the Women’s Movement and Feminist Theology. She forms part of the Secretariat of the Caribbean Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today, an open theological space for Caribbean thinkers. She is also a board member of Bethesda, a Family Ministry in the Catholic Church that attends to families of persons with disabilities.  Dr. James received her PhD from from the Katholieke Universitiet Leuven in Belgium. Watch/Listen HERE.

July 17, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 (ET)

Dr. Ameena Al Rasheed

Dr. Al-Rasheed is Senior Research and Programme Advisor on Gender at The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. As a researcher, she innovates cross cultural research, engaging in robust academic inquiry. Dr. Al Rasheed earned her PhD at the University of Leeds with the thesis, “The Performativity on Muslimness, the intersection of gender, migration and religion in the lives of Sudanese women in West Yorkshire”, which draws on Black feminist epistemology and ethnographic to examine first and second generation Sudanese Muslim women’s formation of identity and belonging in the midst of ‘accepted’ hegemonic Arabic Islam and dominant Christian culture in West Yorkshire. Dr. Al-Rasheed’s deep concern and passion for the lives and wellbeing of African Diaspora peoples and gender and migration justice are central to her research and career trajectory. Watch/Listen HERE.

June 26, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 (ET)

Dr. Enoch H. Page

Returns to In conversation

Dr. Enoch H. Page has spent the better part of 37 years in higher education, an anthropologist researching and teaching on structures of oppression, promoting education justice, and theorizing about sexed, gendered, raced, and classed embodied subjects. In this return to In Conversation Dr. Page critically engages issues at the intersections of environmental justice and oppression, exploring struggles for identity and potential futures. Watch/Listen HERE.

June 12, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 (ET)

In Conversation with Marlies Yearby

Marlies Yearby is an artist, choreographer, and director with a global perspective who has created work across various platforms including theater, film, and diverse multimedia. She is the Tony Award Nominated Choreographer of RENT, Drama League Award! recipient for the Los Angeles production of RENT, and a Dora Award Nomination for the Canadian production of RENT. Her work was licensed for RENT the movie, and she is the choreographer of the CINECAST of RENT. Brown Butterfly a multimedia celebration of the life and times of Muhammad Ali “The Greatest” as Director and Choreographer. Yearby co-created the concept with Composer Craig Harris with great critical acclaim. Ms. Yearby received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for her choreography for Oedipus Plays at Washington Shakespeare Theatre in DC. A Bessie Award Recipient for her choreography on Stained written by Lisa Jones and Alva Rogers. She choreographed Shay Young Blood’s Talking Bones; Penumbra Theater MN, Rita Dove’s Darker Face of The Earth; Guthrie Theater in MN, Writer Sekou Sundiata’s Mystery of Love; American Musical Theater Festival in PA.

Ms. Yearby has developed a creative process called “In Our Bones Technique” as an acknowledgment of the legacies, lived experiences, memories, and day-to-day energies ever-present in moving bodies at work. Ms Yearby is also the author of Seed Awakening On The Eve of Blue, which explores and examines human interaction with food. 

Watch/Listen: HERE

May 15, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 ET

In Conversation with Dr. Melissa Barber

Dr. Melissa Barber is the author of “Thirty Days of Thanks: A Journey  Towards Healing and Deliverance and the CEO of the consultant company Thirty Days of Thanks. She completed her medical training at the Latin American School of Medicine (LASM)/ La Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba; and, is currently a Principal Investigator on the COVID-19 Community Pesquisa Project, which is seeking to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 on South Bronx communities. She is a co-founder of South Bronx Unite, a coalition of South Bronx residents and organizations fighting for the social, environmental, health, and economic wellbeing of the Mott Haven-Port Morris Section of the South Bronx.  Dr. Barber serves as a founding Executive Board Member on the Mott Haven-Port Morris Community Land Stewarts Inc., the first ever founded community land trust in The Bronx, seeking to acquire vacant city property to transform into a community wellness center focused on health, education, and the arts. Dr. Barber is the single mother of an amazingly gifted autistic daughter and currently resides where she was born, in the best place on this planet, The South Bronx. 

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April 10, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 ET

In Conversation with Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins

In Conversation/The Church, IPV and LBTQ in Jamaica

Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins is a senior programme officer in the Quality Assurance Unit at the University of the West Indies serving the Mona Campus. A Roman Catholic theologian/ethicist by training, she is a former dean of studies of St Michael’s Theological College, where she continues as adjunct faculty.  She is the author of Justice as Equality: Michael Manley’s Caribbean Vision of Justice, and contributor/co-editor/editor for Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean: Contemporary Catholic Reflections, Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean and Rough Riding: Tanya Stephens and the Power of Music to Transform Society. She has also written several articles and book chapters. Dr. Perkins received her PhD in Theological Ethics from Boston College in the United States.

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March 27, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 EST

In Conversation with Professor C. S’thembile West

Professor Emerita at Western Illinois University: African American Studies, English, Women’s Studies, C. S’thembile West is a former basketball coach and modern dance instructor who taught in New York City public school system. For three decades she danced with companies led by Chuck Davis, Lynn Simonson, and Dianne McIntyre. She co-created works with Crowsfeet Dance Collective and directed a small company, We Dance, spring 1983. West began writing about dance in newspapers while dancing with McIntyre’s Sounds in Motion Dance Company as a corrective for critics at the time who were writing about the company and the Jazz musicians with whom the company collaborated without acknowledgment of the history, heritage, or traditions that  undergirded the genre. Professor C. S’thembile West was born and raised in Harlem, NYC.  

Watch/Listen HERE

MARCH 6, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 EST

In Conversation with Dr. Enoch H. Page

A product of predominantly Black primary and secondary schooling, Dr. H. Enoch Page has spent the better part of 37 years in higher education, an anthropologist researching and teaching on structures of oppression, promoting education justice, and theorizing about sexed, gendered, raced, and classed embodied subjects. Join us as we discuss Black America’s past and present struggles for identity and belonging and potential futures.

Watch/Listen to Video Excerpt HERE

February 25, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 EST

In Conversation with Professor Dr. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

Join me in conversation with Professor Dr. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy (International Dance and Theater Artist, Adult Learning Specialist, and Education Innovator and Visionary)  discussing her life of melding artistry and scholarship, her lifelong archiving practices, and  performing after 40.

Watch/Listen to Video Excerpt HERE

February 3 – March 10, 2021

Choreography+ Workshop Intensive

3:00 – 6:00 (EST)

March 19, 2021

Twelve* Invited Showing

February 18, 2021

The Mobility Roundtable Series

Mobility and Gender: “Use and Abuse” in design and operation of mobility

Globally, abuse has become a frequent experience for many mobility users. In this Roundtable we discuss the role and impact of Gender in use and abuse in mobility.

Watch/Listen: HERE

January 20, 2021

AfroBeat Radio

10:00 pm – 12:00 am

Interview with Yajaira Saavedra

12:00 pm (EST)

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