Fri, Mar 31|
Sarasota Art Museum
Warriors of Sarasota: The Interconnections of Diasporic Roots and Identity
Join us for a storytelling event featuring stories of local women of color who are leading the way as educators, community organizers, cultural practitioners, activists, and advocates.
Time & Location
Mar 31, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Sarasota Art Museum, 1001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
About the event
Warriors of Sarasota film series explores the interconnections between Black and Latinx identity, sisterhood, and identity through a multidisciplinary and artistcollaborative lens and the fusion of documented narratives of powerful women of color. Join us for a storytelling event featuring stories of local women of color who are leading the way as educators, community organizers, cultural practitioners, activists, and advocates.
Series of Films Featured include:
- Una Llamada Desde Venezuela
- A Brushstroke of Home
- A Legacy of Disremembrance
- Art As Means of Breath
- Warriors of Sarasota (Main Feature)
In partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Listening to Women Program Partner, this Warriors of Sarasota program is free for all OLLI members and the general public. However, in order to guarantee a seat, folx must register. The best way to register is to call the OLLI office at phone number 941-309-5111.
To learn more visit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute link.
Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez (Ze/Zir/Zirs) is an Afro-Dominican and Tainx trans educator, diversity consultant, and interdisciplinary artist. Yoleidy is the Founder of Mosaic Movement, an arts organization committed to creating change through artist collaboration.
Valerie Buchand (She/Her/Hers) is a community organizer and activist. She is an advocate for those who need housing and basic human rights. Valerie is also the Founder of Newtown Farmers Market.
Jasmin Graham (She/Her/Hers) is a marine biologist and environmental educator. Jasmin is the President and CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS), an organization dedicated to supporting women of color in shark sciences.
Melanie S. Thomas (She/Her/Hers) is an award-winning producer in the entertainment industry. Melanie is the Founder and Executive Director of Greatness Beyond Measure, a nonprofit that mentors aspiring artists, entrepreneurs, and others.
Mara Torres González (She/Her/Hers) is a visual artist. In 2020, she opened MARA Art Studio + Gallery in Sarasota, where she contributes to art organizations and other contemporary artists in the area.
Marquise Dawsey (He/Him/His) is the Founder of Black Lemonade Productions which focuses on video production, music videos, documentary film-making, and full-length movie production. Marquise is passionate about telling
We hope to see you there!