Tribe Talkin' With Maryam

The business of advocacy with artists, non profit leaders, activists and more on this series hosted by HBC430's founder, Maryam Fatima Foye.

Black Stage Is Not All About Black Rage | Lauren E. Turner (New Orleans, LA)
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Black Stage Is Not All About Black Rage | Lauren E. Turner (New Orleans, LA)

Lauren E. Turner ( she/her) is a multi-hyphenate theatre professional and community facilitator based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Turner is the founding Producing Artistic Director of No Dream Deferred NOLA, a community- anchored theatre production company. Her work with NDD is driven by her dedication to equitable, place-based, culturally relevant theatre especially as it pertains to the global south. Lauren is an artEquity trained Equity, Diversity and Inclusion facilitator and founder of Equity and Justice for Institutional Change (EJIC), an organizational development consulting firm. Listed by American Theatre Magazine as one of “6 Theatre Workers You Should Know”. She is a Round 4 recipient in the Leadership U: One-on-One grant program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, designed to further develop prominent emerging leaders and change agents in the American Theatre. She has also served as a Mellon Fellow through Tulane University’s Community Engaged Graduate Program. Lauren received her Master of Fine Arts in Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi and her B.A. from North Carolina Central University. Lauren’s work lives where storytelling, community building, and politics intersect. While she is very proud of the legacy she is creating through theatre, Lauren's greatest joy is at home with her partner Jason, and their 3 children, Austyn (9), Elijah (6), and Nia (6). #advocacy #art #BlackArts #Community #TribeVibe #Artists #ArtsAdvocacy #ArtsActivism
Manifesting Rest | Jessica Solomon
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Manifesting Rest | Jessica Solomon

Jessica Solomon is an organization development practitioner and cultural steward, building a practice of creating conditions for transformative impact in cultural, philanthropic and social justice spaces since 2008. Her firm, Art in Praxis (AiP) centers cultural practices and perspectives in the work of systems-level change. AiP applies behavioral science and cultural practices to issues within organizations and systems to ultimately align capabilities and strategies. From 2017-20, Jessica’s consulting work took her in-house at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, where as Vice President she sharpened the institution’s place-based arts and culture grantmaking strategy, led organizational change initiatives, and grew RWD’s philanthropic footprint to drive more equitable impact. Currently, AiP's client roster includes national and place-based cultural institutions, social justice networks, and philanthropic organizations. Jessica advises a diverse portfolio of organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Black Women of Print. She is a past Board President of Alternate ROOTS, and former Chief Weaver of Social Fabric at the US Department of Arts and Culture. Jessica is a proud contributor to Animating Democracy’s Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change (2017) and We Inspire Me: Cultivate Your Creative Crew to Work, Play, and Make by Andrea Pippins (Chronicle Books, 2018). Jessica holds an MS in Organization Development from American University and BA's in Communication Studies and African-American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a former National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators Fellow, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellow. Jessica is an emerging collector of Black contemporary art by women and gender-nonconforming artists and is writing a dark comedy inspired by her collection.