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Johnston Hall 100, Middletown Campus & Rentschler Hall 114, Hamilton Campus Free Event

Free Event


In-person | Johnston Hall 100, Middletown Campus

The discussion is also available on Zoom 

Join representatives from Miami Regionals Libraries and the Center of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in an exploration of literature that embraces diversity in a variety of subject matters.

Today we will be discussing "Skin Colored Pointes: Interviews with Women of Color in Ballet" by Nyama McCarthy-Brown. Description from Google Books: "This book sheds light on female dancers of color, including thirteen primary accounts from African American, Latina, and Asian women in ballet. Topics covered include dance training, casting (and color-casting), employment, discrimination, implicit bias, success, and achievement. Dancers discuss in detail the obstacles many dancers of color face during training; considerations facing some women of color when seeking employment; performance challenges related to company work; and the teachers, parents, and community members that paved a way and widened spaces for them. Through the stories and experiences of the women featured here, models of inclusive practices and allyship are shared. The book culminates with a section providing teaching tools to support inclusive learning spaces."

The live discussion originates at Miami Middletown and uses ZOOM to involve Downtown Hamilton Center participants.

  • Alec Vaughn Gagnon

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