Sean Dorsey at National Performance Network Conference

top: Janera Solomon, Mark Travis Rivera, Sean Dorsey | bottom: Alice Sheppard, Dena Stanley, Robin Anderson

Friday December 14, 2018
2:30pm-4pm
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 

Conference info and registration: https://federalconference.swoogo.com/2018npn/

Note: venue and restrooms are wheelchair accessible; there will be an all-genders restroom on-site; for ASL interpretation and other access requests please email orchid@npnweb.org

Sean Dorsey (Artistic Director, Fresh Meat Productions) and Robin Anderson (Executive Director, AXIS Dance Company) have co-organized and will co-host a national conversation breakout session at the 2018 National Performance Network Conference.

This JOINING FORCES session will feature Alice Sheppard (Artistic Director, Disability Dance Works), Janera Solomon (Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater), Mark 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).

Let’s JOIN FORCES! Presenters, artists, programmers, cultural leaders, activists, funders, audiences and lovers: join us for a conversation about building solidarity as we fight for racial justice, disability justice and trans justice in the performing arts. 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? Solidarity and joining forces is part of the answer. Let’s talk about it! Cookies will be provided.

Note: venue and restrooms are wheelchair accessible; there will be an all-genders restroom on-site; for ASL interpretation and other access requests please email orchid@npnweb.org