Justice Over Everything 2-Day Webinar Event
Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Justice Over Everything 2-Day Webinar Event

**FREE WEBINAR JULY 1 AND 2 **


Join the Facebook Live Event Here!!!

**FREE WEBINAR JULY 1 AND 2 **

Join the Facebook Live Event Here!!!

Join Ebony for a two-day deep dive into the current EID moment, our recent work in the field, and tips and practices on moving from equity to justice in your work.

For the last two years, BDAC has seen a significant up-tick in the amount of clients seeking EQUITY, ENGAGEMENT, and EVALUATION support. One need that has increased hand over fist is designing and implementing EQUITY PLANS.

We’ve completed each consultation rooted in equity with one caveat, WE ARE NOT EQUITY CONSULTANTS. We are cultural organizers and justice workers. We are not beholden to industry standards. Those who don't want to shift real systemic power, probably shouldn't work with us.

Truth is, it is time to retire the EID industry. Why?

1. Communities of marginalized folks have worked for social transformation without equity funding.

2. Quite often those communities most vulnerable are not benefitting from the EID industry.

3. Organizations operating on modest incomes can't afford equity plans that are increasingly becoming a field standard.

4. Those organizations who don't need funds tied to equity plans can opt out.

5. Justice should be a default and an expectation, field wide.

Join us next Monday and Tuesday as we advance a conversation about social justice in the arts and culture field.

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Justice Over Everything 2-Day Webinar Event
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Justice Over Everything 2-Day Webinar Event

**FREE WEBINAR JULY 1 AND 2 **


Join the Facebook Live Event Here!!!

**FREE WEBINAR JULY 1 AND 2 **

Join the Facebook Live Event Here!!!

Join Ebony for a two-day deep dive into the current EID moment, our recent work in the field, and tips and practices on moving from equity to justice in your work.

For the last two years, BDAC has seen a significant up-tick in the amount of clients seeking EQUITY, ENGAGEMENT, and EVALUATION support. One need that has increased hand over fist is designing and implementing EQUITY PLANS.

We’ve completed each consultation rooted in equity with one caveat, WE ARE NOT EQUITY CONSULTANTS. We are cultural organizers and justice workers. We are not beholden to industry standards. Those who don't want to shift real systemic power, probably shouldn't work with us.

Truth is, it is time to retire the EID industry. Why?

1. Communities of marginalized folks have worked for social transformation without equity funding.

2. Quite often those communities most vulnerable are not benefitting from the EID industry.

3. Organizations operating on modest incomes can't afford equity plans that are increasingly becoming a field standard.

4. Those organizations who don't need funds tied to equity plans can opt out.

5. Justice should be a default and an expectation, field wide.

Join us next Monday and Tuesday as we advance a conversation about social justice in the arts and culture field.

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Interrogations of Form Symposium
Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

Interrogations of Form Symposium

BDAC is pleased to participate in both a panel and a works in progress sharing of 125th & FREEdom. Read more about the event below.

Join an interdisciplinary group of artists, thinkers, activists, academics, and community leaders as they explore the role of culture in a changing America. Two main tracks feature keynote conversations, break-out sessions, and artist salons exploring the themes of “Art & Activism” and “Art & Identity”. This symposium is presented in collaboration with THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM. Participants to be announced.

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2019 Trends: Equity + Engagement + Evaluation
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Trends: Equity + Engagement + Evaluation

**FREE WEBINAR THIS FRIDAY **

Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375619496334394/

For the last two years, BDAC has seen a significant up-tick in the amount of clients seeking EQUITY, ENGAGEMENT, and EVALUATION support.

As you or your org. prepares for grant season and programmatic execution, it’s important to get clear about strategies that support an empowered and impactful approach to equity, engagement, and evaluation.

Join Ebony Noelle Golden, CEO and Principal at BDAC for a frank conversation and Q&A. The webinar will take place via FACEBOOK LIVE. Visit and Like Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC to get updates.

Want BDAC to coach you and your team on topics related to equity, engagement, evaluation, or other aspects of culture strategy? Email info@bettysdaughterarts.com to choose a coaching package. #art #action #impact #BDACisFREE #10yearsDEEP

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Performance: Wash'd// World Premier
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Performance: Wash'd// World Premier

  • Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (map)
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Inspired by an anonymous position paper written by women who were members of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee, "wash'd//" is a performance ritual conceived, choreographed, and directed by Ebony Noelle Golden. The ritual illuminates the struggles women activists experienced within movements for civil rights and the rights of black people in the 1960s and the time of now.

wash’d// has been developed in creative partnership with and performed by: Vesta Walker, Jaime Dzandu, and Audrey Hailes. The sound design/score was created by Petra Valoma.

The world premier of wash’d// is supported Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency project produced by Pepatian in partnership with BAAD!/Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. Additionally, wash’d// received early development support from National Black Theatre and a development residency at Double Edge Theatre.

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Performance:  Wash'd// World Premier
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Performance: Wash'd// World Premier

Inspired by an anonymous position paper written by women who were members of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee, "wash'd//" is a performance ritual conceived, choreographed, and directed by Ebony Noelle Golden. The ritual illuminates the struggles women activists experienced within movements for civil rights and the rights of black people in the 1960s and the time of now.

wash’d// has been developed in creative partnership with and performed by: Vesta Walker, Jaime Dzandu, and Audrey Hailes. The sound design/score was created by Petra Valoma.

The world premier of wash’d// is supported Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency project produced by Pepatian in partnership with BAAD!/Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. Additionally, wash’d// received early development support from National Black Theatre and a development residency at Double Edge Theatre.




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Beyond Sims: Community Conversation
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Beyond Sims: Community Conversation

The Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity is organizing a creative and artful conversation to envision the future of the now empty pedestal on 103 rd street and 5 th avenue where the statue of J. Marion Sims once stood. What does this future monument mean for the individual, for the community, and for the future? We seek to ground the conversation in historical and emotional understanding of the legacy of Dr. Sims in terms of reproductive justice, health equity, and racial justice and aim to move towards a vision for the future where we have access to care and autonomy over our own bodies. What do we want to see that moves this moment forward?

Ultimately, this intergenerational conversation will generate creative expressions – words, drawings, movement – that will be shared with a group of five artists that are finalists for the commission to replace the statue of Dr. Marion Sims. The artists will be given these materials as the source material for their conceptual proposals.

Ebony will serve as a core facilitator for the conversation.

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THE 2nd Annual HOMECOMING: A CREATIVE EMANCIPATION MINI-FESTIVAL WITH THE HEMISPHERIC INSTITUTE
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

THE 2nd Annual HOMECOMING: A CREATIVE EMANCIPATION MINI-FESTIVAL WITH THE HEMISPHERIC INSTITUTE

The Homecoming: A Creative Emancipation Mini-Festival welcomes community members to explore the intersection of art and emancipation in the time of now. The festival features conversations, performances, live music, food, and fellowship. The Homecoming is orchestrated by Artist-in-Residence Ebony Noelle Golden and is co-produced with The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. #creativeemancipation



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125th & FREEdom (Black August Edition): Open Rehearsal + Potluck Picnic
Aug
19
3:30 PM15:30

125th & FREEdom (Black August Edition): Open Rehearsal + Potluck Picnic

  • Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial (Harlem) (map)
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photo by: Gaia Robinson

photo by: Gaia Robinson

Join Ebony Noelle Golden and community members for an OPEN REHEARSAL + POTLUCK PICNIC in honor of Black August, a yearly remembering of freedom fighters and radical movements for liberation that have taken place in the month of August. During the event, we will experience excerpts of the ritual, share stories, and food.

About 125th & FREEdom:  What would Harriet Tubman say if she returned to speak to us today? Would the state of of our society enrage her? Part protest, part parade, part processional, Ebony Noelle Golden's 125th & FREEdom is a durational, ritual performance that venerates the radical legacies of liberation and collective resilence in the face of erasure, injustice, and displacement in Harlem and beyond. www.bettysdaughterarts.com. 

It takes a community to lift up a performance.  125th & FREEdom is (or has been) generously supported by: The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University, National Black Theatre, Double Edge Theatre, Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC, Angela's Pulse- Dancing While Black Fellowship, and Dance Your Future: Artist and Mentor Collaborative Residency.

STAY TUNED... The World Premiere of 125th & FREEdom will be presented by National Black Theatre June 2019.

FAQs

1. This is a community event. All ages are welcome. 

2. Wear comfortable shoes. We will be walking and standing.

3. Hydrate and bring water. 

4. Dress comfortably.

5. This is an immersive + interactive open rehearsal that happens on the street. Come excited to witness and share.

6. We will conclude with a potluck in the park. Bring a drink, a snack, or more, to share.

7. Some spaces may not be fully accessible by wheelchair or walker. 

8. Do not let money stop you from joining us. 

9. This event will happen rain or shine. Bring an umbrella and/or rain jacket, if necessary. In the event of lightening storm, the event will be canceled and all sales will be refunded. There will not be another open rehearsal if the event is canceled.

10. If you have any specifc questions about the rehearsal, email info@bettysdaughterarts.com.

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BDAC Performs @  Mothers of the Movements at National Black Theatre
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

BDAC Performs @ Mothers of the Movements at National Black Theatre

Ebony Noelle Golden has been commissioned by National Black Theatre to create a new performance exploring the legacy of the women of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee.  The commission will be shared at "Mothers of the Movements ," a celebration of the contribution of Black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements. "Mothers of the Movements" is a two-part series that will take place in both Harlem-based institutions.

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BDAC @ Dance/NYC Symposium
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

BDAC @ Dance/NYC Symposium

  • Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center (map)
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Dance. Culture. Resilience.
(POC only session)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Studio U, Capacity: 100

Dance Culture Resilience is a skills-sharing creative strategy session focused on the way in which POC dance makers are thriving and building self-determined spaces and practices to further their wellness, artwork, and communities. This session is offered to self-identified People of Color (POC) and seeks to serve as a safer space for Black, Brown, and other POC folks to organize, share and celebrate strategies and tools for solidarity. Participants should come prepared to listen and share. Please bring brochures, resources, recipes for resilience, and business cards. There will be a swap table set up to exchange tools and resources.  Let’s build! 

Facilitated by:  Ebony Noelle Golden, Founder and CEO, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative

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BDAC Performs @ Looking Back, Looking Forward
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

BDAC Performs @ Looking Back, Looking Forward

About BDACs Participation:  

5:00 PM–5:45 PM

The Power of the Word
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán (artist and organizer), Kamilah Forbes (Executive Producer, Apollo Theater), Ebony Noelle Golden (artist and strategist), and lê thi diem thúy (poet) discuss the impact of history on literary and artistic practices with moderator Roberta Uno (theatre director and Director, Arts in a Changing America). Discussion is followed by a performance of selections from 125th & FREEdom by Ebony Noelle Golden and ensemble

About the Event: Artists, thinkers, activists, academics, and community leaders gather for a symposium of conversations, performances, and open studios exploring artistic, social, and political perspectives on the extraordinary world-changing events of 1968, the fifty years that followed, and the promise of the next fifty years. Artistic interventions and multi-disciplinary conversations across visual and performing arts, activism, literature, film, and poetry will take place in the historic period rooms—including the Board of Officers Room, Veterans Room, and second-floor Company Rooms.

Admission to each conversation or performance is first come, first served. Space is limited.

Collaboration with The Aspen Institute Arts Program & ArtChangeUS

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Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research

November 13 features choreography by Courtney J. Cook

November 13 features choreography by Courtney J. Cook

Each season the AoCC at Movement Research invites a member of the community to curate three artists to participate in Movement Research at the Judson Church. The Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 curator is Ebony Noelle Golden, who has curated Audrey Elaine HailesJaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook performing on October 16, 30, and November 13.

Curatorial Statement || Experiments in Creative Emancipation

Audrey Elaine Hailes, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook make work that is challenging, thick, messy, purposeful, durational, muscular, textured, and requires full-bodied participation from the audience. This is the kind of art we need. Cheers to these bold and necessary artists for making work to challenges the times and sets a vision for emancipation in action.  

Read the full curatorial vision here. 

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Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research

Jaime's work will be featured on October 30th.

Jaime's work will be featured on October 30th.

Each season the AoCC at Movement Research invites a member of the community to curate three artists to participate in Movement Research at the Judson Church. The Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 curator is Ebony Noelle Golden, who has curated Audrey Elaine HailesJaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook performing on October 16, 30, and November 13.

Curatorial Statement || Experiments in Creative Emancipation

Audrey Elaine Hailes, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook make work that is challenging, thick, messy, purposeful, durational, muscular, textured, and requires full-bodied participation from the audience. This is the kind of art we need. Cheers to these bold and necessary artists for making work to challenges the times and sets a vision for emancipation in action.  

Read the full curatorial vision here. 

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Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Workshop+Lecture +Performance: Experiments in Creative Emancipation at Princeton University

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Ebony Noelle Golden will facilitate a workshop and present an evening lecture on creative emancipation and the role of radical black performance traditions in conjuring movements for social transformation. Ebony will be joined by Audrey Hailes and Jaime Dzandu who will perform an excerpt from 125th & Freedom, her current performance project.  Golden was Invited by Princeton Arts Fellow, Cave Canem Fellow, and performer, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. 

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Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Bronx Academy of Art and Dance
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Bronx Academy of Art and Dance

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BDAC is excited to collaborate with BAAD!, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, in our city-wide exploration of creative emancipation.  The one-night-only concert features work by BDAC's fall artists-in-residence, Audrey Elaine HailesJaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook performing on October 21 as a component of the BlackTinX Performance Festival.

Tickets here:  https://fareharbor.com/baadbronx/items/58723/availability/78346868/book/

Curatorial Statement || Experiments in Creative Emancipation

Audrey Elaine Hailes, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook make work that is challenging, thick, messy, purposeful, durational, muscular, textured, and requires full-bodied participation from the audience. This is the kind of art we need. Cheers to these bold and necessary artists for making work to challenges the times and sets a vision for emancipation in action.  

Read the full curatorial vision here. 

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