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

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

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

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

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.


Upcoming Events

September 25 – September 26
Contemporary Dance

Dance Canvas Summer Artist Residency: Closing Performances

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Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas are partnering on a new initiative that provides time and space to dance artists in metro Atlanta.

October 8 / 12:30pm
Contemporary Talks

A Conversation Between Sister Cities

Les Abattoirs and Atlanta Contemporary

Presented by Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States
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Atlanta Contemporary and Les Abattoirs partner together for a dynamic conversation between executive directors, Veronica Kessenich and Annabelle Ténèze, and how they steward their respective organizations through these unprecedented times.

October 17 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Talks

Discrit

Presented by Idea Capital
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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.

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