Black Women’s Leadership Initiative



The Black Women’s Leadership Initiative’s mission is to curate conversations, events and programming which study, honor and celebrate Black dance heritage and dance futurism in a way that is dreamed, led and facilitated by Black women. Partnered with Five College Dance, the initiative invites Five College and local community members across all races, ages, cultures, genders to engage in community building, healing and empowerment.


Our research and programming is rooted in the ritual of the community dance circle, a practice of witness, testimony, connection, rhythm, story, healing and creativity which can be found throughout the African Continent and the Diaspora.

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