I.D.E.A. SERIES (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access)

ODEO is proud to present the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A) Series, a series of online professional development workshops and panel discussion for dance educators and the dance community. Sessions will feature leaders and experts from Oregon and the Pacific NW leading the way towards a more inclusive, equitable, diverse, and accessible dance community in Oregon.


Session 1: Cultivating Equity, January 9th, 2021, 3-5 pm (with HeARTwork Collective)

Session 2: Racism & The Dance World, February 4, 2021, 7:30-8:30 pm  (with Karida Griffith) 

Session 3: Equity in Practice, March 6, 2021, 3-4 pm (with Oluyinka Akinjiloa, Kristen Brayson, Thomas Bruner, and Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner

Session 4: LGBTQ+, Rainbow Inclusive Dance Education, April 8, 2021 7:30-8:30 pm  (with Brittain Jackson, Phoenix Grey, and Terra Lyn Anderson)

Session 5: Dancing with Disabilities, May 8, 2021, 3-4 pm (with Alito Alessi, Corrie Cowart, and Kelly Ramis)

Session 6: The Access Divide: Socio-economic and regionals access to dance, June 5, 2021, 3-4 pm 

The views expressed in each presentation are those of the speaker(s) and do not constitute endorsement by ODEO

No cost to attend.  Reserve a ticket and receive a zoom link by email  

Professional development credit and clock hours available upon request

Coming Up Next

IDEA Series #4: LGBTQ+, Rainbow Inclusive Dance Education: April 8, 7:30-8:30 pm
With a brief review of the basics of LGBTQ+ inclusion practices, a majority of the session will be a discussion with artists and leaders from Oregon who are addressing LBGTQ+ rights and topics in dance.
How does gender play into dance education and dance culture and how can those structures be opened up to be more inclusive?
What policies and practices can program directors or dance instructors take to make their spaces safe for the LGBTQ+ community?
What artists and works are leading the movement forward?

ODEO is honored and excited to have the following panelists contribute to the discussion. 

Brittain Jackson - Creator, Village Vibes podcast
Phoenix Grey - West Coast Swing, working to degender the dance style
Terra Lyn Anderson - Founder, Embody Emerge

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