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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.
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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 integrating the STEM community. Nicole is also a dedicated mentor, helping Black and Brown scientists uncover their full potential.
Movement Consulting empowers marginalized scientists by transforming their workspaces into inclusive environments. We partner with universities, research institutions, and tech companies who are committed to supporting scientists of color. From training to climate assessments to sustainable programming, we create evidence-based solutions to improve recruitment and retention.
Tricia Hersey was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and has over 20 year’s experience as a teaching artist, poet, performance artist, theater maker, and community activist. 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. Tricia believes impromptu spectacles and site-specific installations can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Her research interests include black liberation theology, community healing and somatics. The Nap Ministry is a meditation and community installation that installs safe spaces for the community to rest together and facilitates workshops on healing. It is an artistic, historical and spiritual examination of the liberating power of naps. It re-imagines why rest is a form of resistance and shines a light on the issue of sleep deprivation as a justice issue. Tricia’s work as a teaching artist and trainer of arts integrated curriculum has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, Free Street Theater, Google, United States Peace Corps, and numerous community organizations nationwide. She currently lives in South Georgia with her husband Tommy and son Saheim the Dream.
Porsha Thomas is a creative strategist, professional shindig thrower, and content producer with an affinity for branding and digital marketing. She runs GOWRKGRLS, a community and marketplace for women entrepreneurs, and as a consultant, helps DIY business ladies develop business marketing and branding strategies. She sits on the board of the Dream Warriors Foundation and enjoys all things yoga, food, wine, and good branding!
Sydia Bell is here bring order to complicated lives as the owner of The Everyday Creative, a lifestyle studio and classroom focused on simple living, personal process development, and organization. After earning a Master of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design, she recognized the value in identifying, designing and implementing creative solutions for daily living. With her cheerfully honest approach she guides individuals and families to intentionally create a home and lifestyle rooted in figuring out and getting them to where they want to be.
October 24 / 7:00pm
We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik
Presented by Georgia Tech and MIT Press
Join us for the book launch of We Are In Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik, lead by editor Gregory Zinman.
October 26 / 12:00pm
Wasting my Beautiful Mind: Understanding the Poetics of Black Fungibility
Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture.
October 27 / 12:00pm
A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.