Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Monday, May 21, 7:30 PM
Halifu Osumare presents Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir
In conversation with Jawole Zollar
Co-hosted by Urban Bush Women
Halifu Osumare, author, dancer, and professor emerita of African American Studies at University of California, Davis, presents her globe-trotting, decades-spanning, deeply personal new memoir. Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir is the inspiring story of an accomplished dance artist and world-renowned dance scholar who boldly developed and proclaimed her identity as a Black woman. Equal parts memoir, history, cultural analysis and catalog, Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir finds Osumare using her extraordinary experiences to reveal the overlooked ways that dance has been a vital tool in the black struggle for recognition, justice, and self-empowerment. Osumare discusses her new book in conversation with Jawole Zollar, founder of the Urban Bush Women dance company. A signing and Q&A follows the conversation.