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    Introductory Sessions with Urban Bush Women and The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

    Presented by at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    May 18 - May 19, 2012


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    Introductory Sessions with Urban Bush Women and The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

    Please make plans to attend one of our introductory sessions as
    the Cultural Alliance kicks off our Kresge Foundation project.
    Workshops will be held at various times on May 18 and 19 and we
    will be hosting a special workshop entitled Dance for Every Body
    led by Urban Bush Women on Saturday at 5:00.

    The activities are free and your input during these sessions will
    help shape the direction of our...

    Please make plans to attend one of our introductory sessions as
    the Cultural Alliance kicks off our Kresge Foundation project.
    Workshops will be held at various times on May 18 and 19 and we
    will be hosting a special workshop entitled Dance for Every Body
    led by Urban Bush Women on Saturday at 5:00.

    The activities are free and your input during these sessions will
    help shape the direction of our project.

    Schedule for Introductory Forums:
    Friday, May 18: 3:00-5:00PM, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    Saturday, May 19: 10:00AM-12:00PM, SawWorks at ArchitectureWorks
    Saturday, May 19: 2:00-4:00PM, West End Public Library

    Special Dance for Every Body Workshop
    Program by Urban Bush Women:
    Saturday, May 19: 5:00-7:00PM, Children’s Dance Foundation

    Space is Limited, so please make reservations by contacting Nicole
    Goetsch, ngoetsch@cultural-alliance.com or 205-458-1393.

    Info on Kresge project: 

    The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham announced
    today that they have received a $100,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation. Partnering
    with The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the People’s Institute for Survival and
    Beyond and Urban Bush Women, the Cultural Alliance will use these grant funds to
    lead a process of exploration and dialogue around themes of deconstructing racism and
    community building for cultural-sector and community partners.

    Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance, Buddy Palmer said, “The primary goal of
    this project is to empower cultural representatives to create art initiatives with and in the
    City of Birmingham neighborhoods around themes of human and civil rights, race, class
    and power.” Anticipated outcomes include the development of new artistic practices for
    cultural organizations and working artists, establishment of new relationships between
    the cultural sector and non-traditional community partners, and the creation of new place-
    and-issue-centered artistic works around the 50th anniversary themes.

    Within their Kresge Grant application, the Cultural Alliance proposed to organize a
    week-long institute for organizations and individuals representative of Birmingham’s
    broad cultural sector who are interested in creating or facilitating events for the 2013
    commemorative year. For the institute, the Cultural Alliance and Birmingham Civil
    Rights Institute will work with partners Urban Bush Women (UBW) and The People’s
    Institute For Survival and Beyond in the adaptation of three workshops that the two
    agencies have successfully co-presented in New Orleans over a series of years: Undoing
    Racism; Entering, Building and Exiting Community; and Community Asset Mapping. The
    institute is planned for approximately 40-50 participants. Those interested in participating
    are urged to attend a free introductory forum during the weekend of May 18-19.

    About Urban Bush Women:

    Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks
    to bring the untoldand under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light
    through dance. We do this from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African
    Diaspora community in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world
    and beyond. We do this by facilitating the use of art as a means of addressing issues of social
    justice and encouraging civic engagement. Based in Brooklyn, we aspire to ensure continuity by
    strengthening and expanding our international community via ongoing professional education,
    development of new audiences, nurturing young talent and presenting bold, life-affirming dance
    works in a variety of settings.

    About The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond:

    The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international
    collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to
    building an effective movement for social transformation. Founded in 1980 by long-time
    community organizers Ron Chisom of New Orleans, and Dr. Jim Dunn of Yellow Springs, Ohio,
    The People’s Institute has impacted the lives of nearly 500,000 people both nationally and
    internationally. Through this process, it supports a cadre of anti-racist organizers who build
    leadership and accountability in the communities where they are organizing. Today, The People’s
    Institute is recognized as one of the foremost anti-racism training and organizing institutions
    in the nation. In a 2002 Aspen Institute survey of eleven top racial justice organizations, five
    credited The People’s Institute with having the most effective anti-racist analysis.

     


    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    520 Sixteenth Street North
    Birmingham, AL 35203

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Free but Space is Limited, so please make reservations by contacting Nicole
    Goetsch, ngoetsch@cultural-alliance.com or 205-458-1393.


    General Day and Time Info:

     Friday, May 18: 3:00-5:00PM, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    Saturday, May 19: 10:00AM-12:00PM, SawWorks at ArchitectureWorks
    Saturday, May 19: 2:00-4:00PM, West End Public Library


    phone: 205-458-1393


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    • Event Name: Introductory Sessions with Urban Bush Women and The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
      Article: Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham receives $100,000 for civil right arts, culture initiative
      The Birmingham News - May 16, 2012
      By Michael Huebner

      The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham has received a $100,000 grant from Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., for an artistic and cultural...
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      The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham has received a $100,000 grant from Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., for an artistic and cultural initiative honoring Birmingham’s role in the civil rights movement. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will participate in the project, which will explore such topics as racism and community building.
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    • Event Name: Introductory Sessions with Urban Bush Women and The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
      Article: Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham receives $100,000 for civil right arts, culture initiative
      Birmingham News - May 16, 2012
      By Michael Huebner

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham has received a $100,000 grant from Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., for an...
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      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham has received a $100,000 grant from Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., for an artistic and cultural initiative honoring Birmingham’s role in the civil rights movement. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will participate in the project, which will explore such topics as racism and community building.

      “The primary goal of this project is to empower cultural representative to create art initiatives with, and in, the city of Birmingham neighborhoods around themes of civil rights, race, class and power,” said CAGB Executive Director Buddy Palmer.
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