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EXCEL’s Virtual Visionaries Series: Leah Claiborne & Sydnie Mosley

“Engaging Communities”

  1. Thursday August 6 5:00pm  –  6:00pm

Two artists with deep community engagement practices share ways to interface with communities around them in genuine, beneficial, and healing ways. The conversation will also address practical tips for how to begin fostering this type of work in your own communities. Pianist, scholar, and educator, Dr. Leah Claiborne, promotes diversity in the arts by championing piano music by Black composers in her performances, research, and teaching. Dr. Claiborne is the coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the University of the District of Columbia. Sydnie L. Mosley is an award winning artist-activist and educator who is interested in creative work that is both artistically sound and socially aware. She produces experiential dance works with her collective SLMDances. Through their choreographic work, the collective works in communities to organize for gender and racial justice.

Free and open to all