We sit down for another important discussion with fellow dancers Chavia Blankenship and Deion Williams on the topic of Black Lives Matter. It’s another casual discussion on how current events have affected our community. We discuss protesting safely, taking action no matter how big or small and communicating in the most constructive way. Our guests share insight on balancing mental health with staying engaged and informed as well as sharing their recommendations for some great Black Artists and entertainment. Finally, we talk about hopes for a better future and dancing while in quarantine.
In this episode, we explore:
01:03 Happy Juneteenth (links included below)
01:51 How current events have affected Chavia & Deion
04:32 Racism in San Diego
06:20 Organizations, petitions, and other actionable recommendations from Chavia & Deion (links included below)
10:34 Participating in Protests
13:46 Take action, big or small… just do it.
15:19 Community Through Hope
17:15 What’s the right way to support the BLM movement?
21:26 Chavia’s work in the community: Supported Living Services
23:55 Supporting Black Artists and entertainment
27:54 Mistakes in supporting the BLM movement
34:13 Hope for a better future
36:29 Dancing in quarantine
39:34 Closing Remarks
This episode's guests:
Special thanks to Jane Banares for creating our “Co-Lab” Podcast artwork!
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Black Artists and Dancers to follow:
Documentary & Movie recommendations:
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