Symposium on Women and Street Culture
The Business of Bounce: A Discussion and Party Bus Tour
Bounce legend Cheeky Blakk and African and Creole native diaspora scholar MoeJoe will take audiences on a tour of bounce sites all around New Orleans. They will highlight the history of the genre and explain the importance of women in bounce, and the cultural specificity of bounce locations and African American social justice and sexual agency in New Orleans
Thursday, December 6
Meeting point: the front of Newcomb Hall, Tulane University
The Color of Grammar: A Story Circle and Workshop on Language and Colonialization in the Gulf South
Social activist and artist Wendi Moore-O'Neal, founder of Jaliyah Consulting will share her expertise in story circle, performance, Black identity, language acquisition, and compassionate leading and listening abilities. Moore-ONeal will provide a welcoming space for participants to articulate what liberated tones can resound from their unique voices and how we can listen and approach each other with de-colonized speech and listening.
This is a POC only event and will be limited to 20-25 participants.
March 2019 (Day TBD)
The Truth and the Pinettes: A Conversation about Challenges, Music, and Legacy
The Pinettes will conclude the Women and Movement series with The Truth and The Pinettes: A Conversation about Challenges, Music, and Legacy. What does it mean to be one of the pioneer all-women brass band in a city dominated by male brass musicians? Members of The Pinettes will tell their story, their history, and how they have come to represent female agency, self-determination, values/standards, and artistic excellence. They will also talk about the present challenges that impact women in music and how audiences can best support them and be exposed to their true virtuosity.
This presentation will be a conversation with a Tulane affiliated music scholar, and The Pinettes will play one song after the talk and before the Q&A.
June 2019 (Day TBD)