Please join me at The Democracy Center Monday evening. I hope to demo with all our lovely bodies together a model for community dance and song that I have been developing to help us flourish abundance joyfully. This work strives to be responsive and nourishing, seeking always to meet us where we are with our bodies. We deserve to feel well.
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The Democracy Center is thrilled to introduce Pampi, our first ever Artist in Residence!
Monday, April 10 * 6-8 pm AbunDANCE: a Community Dance Initiative * Fortifying Community through Body Wellness
Over the next 6 months, Pampi will offer a weekly meditative community dance series: AbunDANCE is for anyone interested in exploring dance as a conduit for healing in community and its transformative potential at community actions and during street protest. This is a call for those wishing to connect movement building to responsive art making.
Complementing the dance series, Pampi will offer regular workshops on self care and community care through the expressive arts.
Note: modifying my bio to include positionality. I usually address this in person at workshop but it’s being made clear that as organizers we are explicit each and every time any way we are being visible (and not to copy/paste because as we are learning how we present ourselves should reflect that consciousness)
Original: A near-20 year resident of the greater Boston area, Pampi is a culture worker who flourishes the intersection of culture, social justice, healing and education. They develop community-centered art that aims to release creative potential and drive collective change-making.
New: a near-20 year settler-resident of Massachuset and Wompanoag territories – the so-called greater Boston area – Pampi is a darker skinned gender non-conforming second genx casteD Bengali (S. Asian) settler who acknowledges their complicity in erasing people who may identify as Afro and Asian and continued participation in anti-black anti-Dalit and anti-indigenous infrastructures benefiting from so-called US birth priveleges and middle class upbringing which allowed them access to matriculation from a recognized magnet public HS and an elite engineering school, among many other comforts. They have protectionist living parents who don’t understand them but adore them. They have endured childhood and workplace bullying domestic and sexual violence and struggle with mental and physical illness. They are committed to channeling whatever resources they have access to for visioning in community in love and liberation, breaking the numbing isolation that too is genocide.
The Democracy Center is not wheelchair accessible: there are 8 steep steps to get in the front door. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 492 8855 to discuss improvement plans or your accessibility needs.