The News: Creating Environments to Support POC & Queer Artists & Audiences, Jan 5 2016

The News Roundtable Jan 2015

The News: Creating Environments to Support QTPOC, POC & Queer Artists & Audiences Roundtable is a rare opportunity for Bay Area curators of performance to convene in an open conversation to share experiences, talk accountability and discuss strategies to create and advocate for spaces that support and respect our artists and audiences. It’s a conversation about what goes wrong, what goes right, and an exploration of what the factors and considerations are (or should be) in the process.

The roundtable will include featured speakers followed by an open forum. Notes from the discussion will culminate in a rough draft of shared strategies and tactics.

Featured Speakers include:

Lexi Nepantla Adsit (Managing Director Peacock Rebellion)

Kin Folkz A.K.A. Monica Anderson aka Kin Folkz (CEO & FounderSPECTRUM Queer Media)

Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Founder and Artistic Director Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience (, Marketing Director Brava! For Women in the Arts)

Juliana Delgado Lopera (Executive/Artistic Director RADAR Productions)

Jay-Marie Hill (Admin Manager Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company, Organizer Black Lives Matter)

Virgie Tovar (Managing Director RADAR Productions)

FULL BIOS Forthcoming

The roundtable is organized by Kolmel W Love (The News) and Ernesto Sopprani (OFFCENTER/ AIRSpace – Queer Performance Incubator)

The event is free and open to the public. All audiences, artists, writers, curators, presenting houses, organizations and venues are welcome to join this discussion. There will be free pizza (with RSVP only).

If you can attend, please RSVP on EventBrite.

RSVP is important as it ensures we create enough space at the table AND that there is enough pizza!!!

Image: The News: Curatorial Best Practices Rountable, January 2015 by Evan Karp