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Past Event February 14, 2019 / 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Presented by GOWRKGIRLS
A conversation about how lady movers and shakers take on work, life, and wellness.
Moderated by Porsha Thomas and Sydia Bell. Featuring Tricia Hersey and Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar.
Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
This is a FREE event- Skip sign in at the front desk! All you need to do is RSVP with the link above or click here.
Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar is a Latina astronomer who is passionate about social justice in science and technology. After creating multiple initiatives in graduate school for marginalized students, she decided to shift her career away from research to focus on changing the culture of STEM through her company Movement Consulting. Nicole is also a dedicated mentor, helping Black and Brown scientists uncover their full potential. Movement Consulting is a social innovation company disrupting science and technology by empowering marginalized people to be their whole authentic selves. We partner with universities, research institutions, and tech companies who are committed to supporting marginalized scientists but may not know where to start. Rather than focus on diversity and inclusion in STEM, we believe that we have a responsibility to integrate marginalized people’s stories, traditional knowledge and values, and their ways of being and doing science.
Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta with over 20 years of experience collaborating with communities as a poet, performance artist, theater maker, theologian and community organizer. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines rest as a form of resistance and reparations by curating spaces for the community to rest via Collective Napping Experiences, immersive workshops and performance art installations. Her research interests include Black liberation theology, womanism, somatics, and cultural trauma. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Hersey has exhibited artworks, delivered talks, and created collective napping experiences with School of the Art Institute Chicago, MOCA Cleveland, United States Peace Corps, Google Global, MIT, Brown University, and many more. Her words and work have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, PlayBoy, Afropunk, The Atlantic, Complex Magazine, Dutch Vogue, NPR All Things Considered, USA Today, Bon Appetit, and others.
You can follow The Nap Ministry on all social media platforms at @thenapministry and her website is triciahersey.com
Porsha Thomas is a creative strategist and content creator with an affinity for branding and digital marketing. She runs GOWRKGRLS™, a business development consultancy for women entrepreneurs, and teaches DIY business ladies how to successfully market their ventures. When she isn’t hunched over her laptop or phone-scrolling, you can catch her passing the time with yoga, good food, good wine, and True Crime.
Sydia Bell is a self-care practitioner, life skills educator, and wellness guide, on a mission to inspire and support personal growth. She is also the founder of The Everyday Creative, a lifestyle studio dedicated to helping design personal care systems by illuminating the small habits that create the most meaningful changes in everyday life. Using observation, conversation, strategy, and a nice size portion of creativity, she provides self-care guidance, personal coaching, life skills sessions, and tangible tools that will help establish the roots of your lifestyle. From daily rituals and habits to how you cope with stress, you’ll learn how to nurture yourself in practical ways, so you are always growing with purpose and perspective.
October 8 / 12:00pm
BLDGS Talk + Tour
Presented by Atlanta Design Festival
Grab a coffee and explore the historical Atlanta Contemporary building with the BLDGS, the architecture group behind the 2013 renovation of the galleries. This tour is part of the Atlanta Design Festival tour series with MA! Architecture Tours.
October 13 / 6:00pm
Andres Serrano’s Insurrection
Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano moderated by Gregory Zinman, Associate Chair of and Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
October 19 / 6:00pm
Callanwolde Gallery Tour
Members will tour the fine art gallery located at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.