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Urban Bush Women | Summer Leadership Institute

Non-member

Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. Working from a from a woman-centered perspective, as members of the African Diaspora community, UBW seeks to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond--through facilitating the use of art as a means of addressing issues of social justice and by encouraging civic engagement.

Summer Leadership Institute (“SLI”) is our annual 10-day intensive that serves as the foundation for all of UBW’s community engagement activities. SLI builds the global network of community arts practitioners, and what Zollar calls “front line social justice workers,” by connecting dance professionals and community-based artists in a learning experience that leverages the arts as a vehicle for social activism and civic engagement. SLI was begun in 1997 and formalized as an annual UBW program in 2004.

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana: United States