Summer Leadership Institute
UBW 2020 SLI & BOLD Alumni Convening

“It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.”
– Nina Simone

JULY 15 -18 UBW’S SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (SLI) WILL BE HELD IN NYC AT GIBNEY, THE SLI INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER FOR 2020

Have you attended an SLI or BOLD Workshop? Join UBW alumni from around the world for a life-changing experience of sharing, archiving, networking and DANCING!

Enjoy sessions from special thought provocateurs, experiential reports from peer alum on their unique work, embodied synthesis by UBW, and holism through dance. The convening will allow all of us to:

  • Build solidarity and strengthen networks of artists, culture bearers, and community organizers.

  • Assess the impact of your work.

  • Revisit UBW’s methodologies and the various ways to implement them.

  • Reinvigorate your physical and embodied practices.

For more information email sli@urbanbushwomen.org or subscribe to our newsletter using the signup form at the bottom of the UBW website.

2020 SLI & BOLD Alumni Convening
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN


2020 SLI FAQS

I have never been to an SLI, may I attend?
This year’s SLI is open to former SLI participants, and anyone who has participated in a BOLD workshop. BOLD stands for Builders, Organizers and Leaders in Dance. If you have participated in an EBX Workshop, Building Trust Through Process or a Hair Party/StorRe Holding Party, you are eligible to register. If you aren’t sure if you qualify, please contact our SLI Coordinator at sli@urbanbushwomen.org

What is the average age of an SLI participant?
The SLI is an intergenerational community, open to everyone over 18 years old. There is no maximum age limit for this experience. Typically the SLI community age range is 18 years old to 70+.

How much is tuition?
Tuition for the 2020 SLI is on a sliding scale.

Is housing covered by the tuition?
No, housing is not covered by the tuition. Participants are responsible for finding their own housing.

Where will the SLI be located this year?
Gibney Dance,  280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

How long will an SLI day be?
You should expect a full day approximately from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, depending on the activities.

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Black Cultural Activism: Archives for Action
We are for the first time also offering a collaborative doctoral PhD studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation. Entitled Black Cultural Activism: Archives for Action this project is based on your proposing research that responds to the project brief. https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/studentships/ahrc-collaborative-doctoral-studentship-cream-and-the-stuart-hall-foundation
The deadline to apply online for either studentship is 5pm Friday January 3rd 2020 and available to UK/EU citizens/residents. The applicant is expected to apply via an online submission providing necessary documents and a detailed research proposal. I enclose links below that provides further information for the following: