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"Narrative as Resistance" with Fanshen Cox

In this workshop participants will build a common understanding of current terms and concepts around diversity, equity and inclusion and focuses on committing to specific action items in pursuit of social change.

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"Narrative as Resistance" with Fanshen Cox
"Narrative as Resistance" with Fanshen Cox

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Zoom

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About the Workshop

In this workshop participants will build a common understanding of current terms and concepts around diversity, equity and inclusion. These concepts include: racial/class/gender identity, invisible identity, intersectionality, privilege, whiteness, white fragility and using storytelling in pursuit of social justice. The second half of the workshop focuses on committing to specific action items in pursuit of social change.

About Fanshen Cox

An award-winning actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox has recently completed seven years of touring her one-woman show: One Drop of Love. She is also a Producer and Development Executive at Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, and a co-host of the podcast Sista Brunch. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and holds a BA in Spanish & Education, an MA in TESOL, and an MFA in TV, Film & Theatre. She has been honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards from CSULA and from Teachers College, Columbia University. She serves on the board of The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and on the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts Equity Advisory Committee. Fanshen is also a co-author of the Inclusion Rider with Dr. Stacy Smith and Kalpana Kotagal, which was announced at the 2018 Oscar awards by Frances McDormand.

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