Eclipsing Workshop | Embodying Justice

Eclipsing Workshop | Embodying Justice

Sat, February 3, 2018

4:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5.00

How can we bring our full, socially marked, embodied selves into the urgent now? How can we recognize the selves and social locations of others? How can we shift, enact, and create change?  In this dynamic, 1.5-2 hour workshop, Gabrielle Civil will invite us to practice bringing justice into our bodies. Inspired by AnaLouise Keating, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Rev. angel Kyodo williams and James Baldwin, this workshop incorporates wise words, candid conversation and embodied exercises. This workshop resonates with the festival concept of eclipse in that it “opens a space [to] reveal [and] challenge dominant and oppressive systems, structures and ways of seeing.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

Gabrielle Civil
Gabrielle Civil
Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist and poet, originally from Detroit MI. She has premiered over forty original solo and collaborative performance art works around the world, including a year-long investigation of practice as a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico and a trilogy of diaspora grief works after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Swallow the Fish, her memoir in performance art, was named as one of “34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year” (electricliterature.com) and one of “20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017” (Redbook). She is currently Laura C. Harris Scholar-in-Residence at Denison University developing her project “Activating / Performance \ Activism.”
The aim of her work is to open up space.

In this live art activation of her memoir Swallow the Fish, Gabrielle Civil will crack open the text and explore performance from within its beating heart. Incorporating storytelling, reading, and movement, this work will transform body politics, invoke racial history, and conjure black female magic.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/