2019 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE


2019 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

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2019 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE


2019 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

When Black Women(+) Prevail, We All Prevail: Erased No More

2019 SLI CULMINATING PERFORMANCE
JUNE 20 | GIBNEY 280 BROADWAY | NEW YORK, NY

 
 

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“If you are coming to help me, then you are wasting your time

But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine then let us work together.”

- Lilla Watson, activist and artist articulated from a collective process of the Aboriginal Activists Group,

Queensland Australia

July 12-21 UBW’s Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) was held in NYC at Gibney,
the SLI Institutional partner for 2019.

In 2019 we used physical and verbal dialogue, creative and choreographic tools, panels, readings, and embodied research to investigate the effects of Black women(+)’s* leadership on the United States. We centered the leadership of Black Women (+) to learn and study organizing & artistic strategies from the lives of individuals and collectives such as Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Collective, Marsha P. Johnson, and the Stonewall Raid resisters, Maxine Waters, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm and Stacey Abrams, as well as the Black women(+) leaders in our own neighborhoods and families. We examined and took inspiration from the artistic legacies of Ntozake Shange, Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison and Urban Bush Women as ways to see our possibilities as artist/ organizers who challenge the status quo.

For more information email sli@urbanbushwomen.org or subscribe to our newsletter using the signup form at the bottom of the UBW website.

2019 sli Applications are NOW closed


2019 SLI FAQs

Are International students eligible to apply?

Yes, international students are welcome to apply.

What is the average age of an SLI participant?

The SLI is an inter-generational community, open to everyone over 18 years old. There is no maximum age limit for this experience. Typically the SLI community age range is 18 years old to 70+.

How much is tuition?

Tuition for the 2019 SLI is $1000.

Is housing covered by the tuition?

No, housing is not covered by the tuition. Participants are responsible for finding their own housing.

Where will the SLI be located this year?

Workshops: Gibney Dance,  280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

How long will an SLI day be?

You should expect a full day approximately from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, depending on the activities.

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Bold - (Builders, Organizers and Leaders through Dance)

Using movement and conversation, story circles and community sings, BOLD workshops strive to help us all make sense of the world around us—and prepare to take action in undoing racism together.

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Summer Leadership Institute

The SLI is a 10-day intensive that connects dance professionals, community-based artists and activists in a learning experience that leverages the arts as a vehicle for social activism and civic engagement.

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GENERATIVE DANCER

The Generative Dancer is a multi-day experience for intermediate/advanced choreographers and performers who want to deepen their practice through an immersive learning environment.

SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE


 

 

SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE


 

 

SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The SLI is UBW’s annual 10-day intensive that serves as the foundation for all of UBW’s community engagement activities. SLI builds the global network of community arts practitioners, and what UBW Founder Jawole Zollar calls “front line social justice workers,” by connecting dance professionals and community-based artists in a learning experience that leverages the arts as a vehicle for social activism and civic engagement. SLI was begun in 1997 and formalized as an annual UBW program in 2004.

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SLI Core Components

Dance for Everybody

This movement jam/dance class embraces the ideas that each individual has a unique and powerful contribution to make, and that our bodies are a powerful source of agency.


Entering, Building and Exiting Community (EBX)

Based on experiential learning, we embody effective leadership practices that strengthen and develop our understanding of community engagement. Participants gain tools and methodologies for entering, building and exiting community, including navigating a variety of assumptions regarding community-based practices.


Understanding and Undoing Racism presented by The People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond (PISAB)

Through presentations, reflection, role-playing, and strategic planning, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice.

Asset Mapping

Asset mapping is a process of assessing what resources, skills and strengths are available in the group and/or community. UBW's philosophy is that often communities are addressed by what they lack and not by what they offer. We model and practice asset mapping within various modalities (art-making, community assessment, etc.) so that participants may apply the philosophy to their own work.

 

Deep Learning through Research, Discussions, Dialogue, Panel and Story Circles

Participants are given thematically based research prompts as well as informational sessions and presentations to investigate and include in our experience together.

 

Culminating Performance

We have found that creating together towards performance is an integrative process that allows participants to synthesize, rebuild and re-stabilize after deep change processes. Together with UBW, participants create an artistic product reflecting both their learning and their vision for community growth and change. With an emphasis on dance and song, we use various artistic genres including creative writing and visual art, to process, synthesize, and communicate so we can understand the power of culture to support a community of agency.

 

 

For more information join our mailing list, follow us on social media or email us at sli@urbanbushwomen.org

BOLD-  (Builders, Organizers and Leaders through Dance)   Using movement and conversation, story circles and community sings, BOLD workshops strive to help us all make sense of the world around us—and prepare to take action in undoing racism together.

BOLD- (Builders, Organizers and Leaders through Dance)

Using movement and conversation, story circles and community sings, BOLD workshops strive to help us all make sense of the world around us—and prepare to take action in undoing racism together.

SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE  The SLI is a 10-day intensive that connects dance professionals, community-based artists and activists in a learning experience that leverages the arts as a vehicle for social activism and civic engagement.

SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The SLI is a 10-day intensive that connects dance professionals, community-based artists and activists in a learning experience that leverages the arts as a vehicle for social activism and civic engagement.

GENERATIVE DANCER  The Generative Dancer is a multi-day experience for intermediate/advanced choreographers and performers who want to deepen their practice through an immersive learning environment.

GENERATIVE DANCER

The Generative Dancer is a multi-day experience for intermediate/advanced choreographers and performers who want to deepen their practice through an immersive learning environment.