Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn
September 21, 7-8 pm
Join us to talk art & throw shade for the season premiere of Empire! At its heart, the series showcases the struggles of a creative family, with plot twists from marriage to murder. Our conversation will peel back the layers of music, dance, and painting that makes the show so special!
Join us on Twitter with the hashtags #artandshade and #Empire
Hailing from Houston, TX, artist, cultural worker, public scholar, and strategist Ebony Noelle Golden is the visionary leader of Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC and Body Ecology Womanist Performance Project. Guided by an unflinching pursuit and practice of radical creativity, wellness, and justice, Golden has served as BDAC’s CEO + principal engagement strategist for the last eight years and Body Ecology’s founding artistic director for six. BDAC is a New York City-based cultural arts direct action + public(s) engagement strategy group that works to inspire, instigate, and incite transformation, radical expressiveness, and progressive social change through community-designed, culturally-relevant, creative projects as well as a finely-crafted suit of consulting services.
Jamilah King is a writer based in New York City. Currently a senior staff writer at Mic.com, she was previously senior editor at Colorlines, where her work focused on race, arts and culture. Her work has appeared on Salon, MSNBC, the American Prospect, Al Jazeera, The Advocate, and in the California Sunday Magazine. She’s also a music junkie and an unabashed Bay Area sports fan.
Mathew Rodriguez is a staff writer at Mic, where he writes for the Identities vertical. He specializes in LGBTQ issues, HIV and the Latino community. He is the former editor of HIV news website TheBody.com and is also a graduate student at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism. You can follow him Twitter at @mathewrodriguez.