Silent No More Art Workshop involves an artist talk by me, the creation of a functional art object, and a group exercise and discussion. The workshop is a creative vehicle of support and empowerment that encourages participants to use their voices in order to combat rape culture. Whether they are survivors, bystanders or advocates of sexual assault victims; through the use of metaphor, participants experience the personal and therapeutic impact of speaking out against sexual violence. Scroll down for photos and information on Blk Grrrl Book Fair 2016 Silent No More Art Workshop which occurred on May 29, 2016 at Cielo Galleries & Studios in South Central Los Angeles, CA.
|Links to photos and summaries of Silent No More Workshops – Scroll down for pics of Blk Grrrl workshop|
|Angels Gate 6/25/2016 San Pedro, CA||Blk Grrrl Book Fair 5/29/2016 Los Angeles, CA|
|Johns Hopkins University 4/19/2016 Baltimore, MD||University of Maryland 4/18/2016 College Park, MD|
|Catalyst Series Conference 4/2/2016 Los Angeles, CA||Occidental College, 11/20/2015, Los Angeles, CA|
Blk Grrrl Book Fair Silent No More Art Workshop, May 29, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
The Silent No More Art Workshop which I gave at the Blk Grrrl Book Fair on May 29, 2016 at Cielo Galleries & Studios in South Central Los Angeles, CA, began with a talk about the artwork in my solo exhibition at the Blk Grrrl Book Fair which focusses on the generational survivorship of sexual violence against women. My six children, my brother and my sister and her family attended the event. Their presence was meaningful to me as it was the first time they were all present together in an audience to hear me speak about the role that sexual trauma plays in my art.