This calendar is a living document and is subject to change as needed throughout the semester.

Prompts for weekly blog entries will be provided separately under Blog.

Readings and assignments will be posted throughout the semester.

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WEEK ONE: Establishing Liberated Zones

Tuesday August 27 @ VCU Dance Center, Room 105

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from VCU @ 11:30 AM (arrive at UR around 11:45 AM)

Thursday August 29  @ UR, B315

Time: 10 -11:45 AM

Room: B315

Class visit by Ryan Brazell of the Faculty Hub to discuss Digital Stories and UR Blogs

Friday August 30: 6-9 PM

REQUIRED COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENT:

Gabriel Week @ Devil’s Half Acre

Taxi Pick Up at UR: time TBD

Return from VCU: time TBD

RECOMMENDED/EXTRA CREDIT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

GABRIEL WEEK–Attend any other event Wednesday, August 28 (Public Library) 6-9 PM & Thursday, August 29 (Ross Browne Gallery) 6-9 PM and/or Sept. 1 (Blackademic @ 6 PIC) 10 AM-12 PM.

If you need transportation to these events, please email bjezouit@richmond.edu.

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WEEK TWO: Community Value as Creative Practice

Tuesday, Sept. 3 @ VCU Dance Center, Room 105

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from VCU @ 11:30 AM (arrive at UR around 11:45 AM)

DUE: 

  1. WEEK ONE on UR Blog
  2. “Entering Community” Article and response (for MK)

Thursday, Sept. 5 @ African Burial Ground

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from African Burial Ground @ 11:25 AM (arrive at UR around 11:50 AM)

DUE: 

  1. Gabriel Week reading and event reflection (for MK)

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WEEK THREE: History and Place Matters

Tuesday, Sept. 10 = 10:15 -11:30 AM @ UR, Booker Hall 315.

DUE:

  1. WEEK TWO on UR Blog
  2. Emergent Strategy reading and response (for VCU)

Thursday, Sept. 12 @  Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Exhibit–Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality 

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from Museum @ 11:30 AM (arrive at UR around 11:45 AM)

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WEEK FOUR: Establishing a Power Analysis

Tuesday, Sept. 17 @ African Burial Ground

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from African Burial Ground @ 11:25 AM (arrive at UR around 11:50 AM)

DUE:

  1. WEEK THREE on UR blog

Thursday, Sept. 19 @ VCU Dance Center, Room 105

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from VCU @ 11:30 AM (arrive at UR around 11:45 AM)

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WEEK FIVE: Cultural Organizing as Creative Process

Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ African Burial Ground

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from African Burial Ground @ 11:25 AM (arrive at UR around 11:50 AM)

 DUE:  Intention Check-in/Self Reflection

Thursday, Sept. 26 @ Enslaved Trail Walk guided by Free Egunfemi  

Transportation for 12 (including 9 students, MK Abadoo, Free Egunfemi, and Alicia Díaz): Leave UR  at 9:30 AM to pick VCU people at 9:45 AM.  Return from VCU at 11:30 to arrive at UR at 11:50 AM.

Dave Cosby is our driver. He will be driving Spider Shuttle which holds a max of 12 passengers. Please make note of his cell phone number, 804-300-1598. If you ever don’t see a driver, please call him and inquire as to his location. All shuttle departures and arrivals will be from our UR Transportation HUB.  The shuttle will be available for loading 10-15 minutes before the requested time of departure.

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WEEK SIX: Creative Process Intensive

Tuesday, Oct. 1 @ African Burial Ground

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from African Burial Ground @ 11:30 AM (arrive at UR around 11:50 AM)

Thursday, Oct. 3 @ VCU Dance Center, Room 105

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Pick-Up from VCU @ 11:30 AM (arrive at UR around 11:45 AM)

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WEEK SEVEN: Performance is a Practice

Tuesday, October 8 @ UR B315 10:15 am

Rehearsal: At Burial Ground 4-8:30 PM

Transportation: Taxi Vouchers

Additional evening rehearsals will be held between Monday Sept. 30 and Wednesday, October 9, in preparation for the performance on October 10th. Exact times and dates are TBD. I will let you know more details once I have them. For now, please plan to be flexible during these dates. Transportation will be available for all rehearsals.

Wednesday, October 9 = Dress Rehearsal. Call 4 pm.

Transportation = Sabrina driving from UR: Meet at Richmond Hall @ 4:15 PM

Thursday, October 10 = Performance. Call = 4:30pm.

Transportation = Sabrina driving from UR: Meet @ Loro Parking Lot @ 4PM.

KayKay will take taxi.

Sadé will drive from home.

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WEEK EIGHT: Embodied Synthesis Reflection and Endings

Tuesday, October 15 = FALL BREAK

Thursday, October 17 @ VCU Dance Center, Room 105

Taxi Pick-Up at UR 9:30 AM @ Tyler Haynes Commons (under the bridge) to 1315 Floyd Ave

Pick-Up from 1315 Floyd @ 11:30 AM (arrive at UR around 11:45 AM)

DUE: 

  1. Intention Check-in/Self-Reflection 
  2. Creative Process/Community Power Dynamics Reflection

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WEEK NINE -WEEK FIFTEEN: Archive and Documentation

Location @ UR, B315

October 24-November 26 = Construction of Digital Stories

Late October/Early November = Visit to East End Cemetery. Options for Saturday work days: https://eastendcemetery.wordpress.com/work-calendar/ Details and Transportation TBD

Tuesday, October 29

1) Due Midterm Reflection Paper. Submit under WEEK EIGHT.

2) For WEEK SEVEN, Choose one of the responses you wrote for MK and post it in that Blog Entry. Include what the prompt was for that response.

3) Please be prepared to discuss how you would like to approach your digital story, ie: individually, in small groups, entire class together. Begin to look through the materials on how to create digital stories provided earlier in the semester in preparation for this discussion, particularly the section “Storytelling Resources.”

Thursday, October 31 

1) Organize the photos/visit that you uploaded into the folders: 1) Rehearsal 2) Performance 3) Location 4) Gabriel Week 5) Determined Exhibit

2)Identify who you will interview. Contact and set up interview date and time.

3) Begin to create questions for interview that are geared to the specificity of each person (or at least “categories” ie: students, dancers, community members, family members). What specifically do you want to know?

4) Read: Chapter 5: The Perfection of Racialized Slavery 1720-1861 (pp.76-100) in Richmond’s Unhealed History by Benjamin Campbell.

5) Choose one section of the reading that you will share and comment in class. Why are you interested in this particular section? What moved, surprised, or challenge you? How does it expand your understanding of the history of Virginia, Richmond, and/or Gabriel’s Rebellion? Post the section you will discuss and a brief response as a blog entry in WEEK NINE.

6) Continue to look through the Storytelling Resources and consider what story you want to tell.

FYI: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 = East End Cemetery Celebration, 2-5 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/935626840150355/

Tuesday, November 5

1) Read: Chapter 6: Capital City of Slavery 1780-1861 (pp. 101-123) in Richmond’s Unhealed History by Benjamin Campbell.

2) Choose one section of the reading that you will share and comment in class. Why are you interested in this particular section? What moved, surprised, or challenge you? How does it expand your understanding of the history of Virginia, Richmond, and/or Gabriel’s Rebellion?

3) In-class session with MK on power analysis.

Thursday, November 7

Student work session to move forward with different elements of the digital story brainstorm about the script. See email and google doc with details.

Tuesday, November 12

In-class interview with MK and Free Egunfemi. See google doc for interview questions.

Thursday, November 14

1) Continue to work on digital story. Details TBD by the group.

2) Final in-class session with MK on power analysis.

Tuesday, November 19

1) Continue to work on digital story. Details TBD by the group

2) 9:50 – 11:30 AM = Power Analysis with MK and VCU cohort

Thursday, November 21

1) Continue to work on digital story. Details TBD by the group.

3) Due: Blog response to power analysis sessions with MK–see Blog Prompts and submit under WEEK TEN.

4) Reflection on Cross Currents–see Blog Prompts and submit on WEEK ELEVEN

Tuesday, November 26

1) Continue to work on digital story. Details TBD by the group.

2) Due: Revisions of Midterm Reflection. Upload to Blog WEEK EIGHT.

Thursday, November 28 = NO CLASS

Tuesday, December 3

1) Continue to work on digital story. Details TBD by the group.

Thursday, December 5

Sharing and Feedback of Digital Stories with MK and VCU cohort

Tuesday, December 10

  1. FINAL Digital Story
  2. Public online launching of the digital story