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DNAWORKS in Residence at Texas Christian University: Equity, Access, and Opportunity Through Performance and Community Dialogue

Texas Christian University

DNAWORKS presents a series of events on the campus of Texas Christian University (TCU) between October 9 and 23 that highlights the relationship and impact that the arts can play in social justice and equity work. Events of this residency range from a TCU Community Leaders Workshop to a multimedia dance performance, concluding with a Community Town Hall Meeting. The College of Fine Arts’ newly formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Arts Programming Committee provided funding for this residency.

Tuesday, October 9 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Rees-Jones Hall Incubator Lab 

Crowdsourcing Change: TCU Community Leaders Workshop
DNAWORKS seeks students, faculty and staff that identify as leaders at TCU or would like to take a more active leadership role in social justice and equity work on campus. This limited space workshop encourages productive and honest dialogue about key issues of identity, equity, access, representation, and the language that surrounds them.

Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theatre

"HaMapah/The Map" Performance
DNAWORKS Co-Director, dancer and TCU Assistant Professor of Dance Adam McKinney performs "HaMapah/The Map." Directed by DNAWORKS Co-Director Daniel Banks, "HaMapah/The Map" is a multimedia, genealogical dance journey that traces the intersectional histories of McKinney’s African, Jewish and Native American heritages. The piece, which weaves contemporary dance with archival footage, personal interviews, and American and Yiddish songs, explores connections to identity, culture, heritage, and community. The evening includes a community storycircle, during which audience members are invited to share their family stories and connections to themes of the piece. Free tickets, limited seating. Tickets: www.tinyurl.com/dnatix

Tuesday, October 23, LUU Ballroom from 6:30-9 p.m.

Building Equity and Social Justice through the Arts: A Community Town Hall Meeting
To complete the fall residency at TCU, DNAWORKS poses the question, “What is the relationship between the arts and social justice at TCU?” Building Equity and Social Justice through the Arts: A Community Town Hall Meeting. All of TCU’s community is invited to this dialogue about the role of social justice work on TCU’s campus. RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/dnatix

All events are free. Application information for the community leaders workshop and RSVP information for the performance and town hall can be found at www.tinyurl.com/dnatix. To learn more about DNAWORKS, visit www.dnaworks.org. You can also follow DNAWORKS on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @DNAWORKSARTS.

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