Sean Dorsey speaks at 2019 Grantmakers In The Arts Conference (Denver, CO)

Action Steps Toward Intersectional Trans/Gender-Nonconforming/Two-Spirit Equity
Grantmakers In The Arts Conference
Denver, CO

Grantmakers In the Arts Conference
Monday, October 14, 2:00pm – 3:20pm
Tower D-84

Facilitated by Jane Preston, deputy director, New England Foundation for the Arts.

Presented by Sean Dorsey, founding artistic director, Sean Dorsey Dance and Fresh Meat Productions; and Javier Stell-Frésquez, performance provocateur and producer.

Join transgender and Two-Spirit artist/activist leaders to continue the conversation that began in GIA’s Conference in Oakland in 2018 expanding funders’ knowledge of intersectional Trans Equity. Trans and Two-Spirit artist-activists will engage participants around action steps the grantmaking field can take toward intersectional Trans equity, facilitated by Jane Preston, New England Foundations for the Arts’ Deputy Director. If funders want to embrace intersectional justice, what are specific Trans-supportive policies, practices, and strategies we must be equipped with? What and who are we missing?

Sean Dorsey is recognized as the United States’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer and has fought for Trans equity in dance and the performing arts for 20 years. He is founding artistic director of Sean Dorsey Dance and Fresh Meat Productions.

Javier Stell-Frésquez (“she”/“he” ; Piru & Tigua Native American from El Paso, Texas) serves Indigenous communities of the San Francisco Bay, coordinating the Two-Spirits Powwow, and will co-produce a Two-Spirit performance festival in Spring of 2020 at CounterpulseSF. With life-long experience in many dance forms, vogue, and performance art, he has competed in the voguing House Ballroom Scene.  She consults for various arts organizations and creative projects with skills amplified by a B.S. in Environmental Science with honors in Chican@ Studies from Stanford University. She tours Mother the Verb internationally, and will premier Chaac & Yum : a Two-Spirit Dance in 2020

Stell-Frésquez and Dorsey will engage participants in concrete actionable steps to advance Trans equity, justice, and leadership in the arts.

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