Anti-Racism as Organizational Compass Series: Sins Invalid


Monday, February 8, 2020


1:00 PM ET - 2:15 PM ET

The “Anti-Racism as Organizational Compass” series will offer the opportunity to listen to intimate conversations with six BIPOC-led arts organizations that center anti-racism in mission and practice

In our sixth conversation of the series, our dialogue facilitator, Masharika Prejean Maddison, will speak to key stakeholders of Sins Invalid, including their co-founder and executive director, Patty Berne. Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project in San Francisco, CA that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Led by disabled people of color, Sins Invalid’s performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body, developing provocative work where paradigms of “normal” and “sexy” are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all bodies and communities.

Toya Lillard, executive director of viBE Theater Experience will lead the reflection session for attendees on Tuesday, February 9, 1-2 PM EST.

ASL interpretation and CART captioning provided by Pro Bono ASL on Monday sessions. Verbal Descriptions will be provided by speakers in the introduction for both Monday and Tuesday. ASL interpretation and CART captioning will be provided by request for Reflection Sessions.