Teach-In: The Arts of Care

The organizers of the Promiscuous Care and Performance Institute warmly invite the Dartmouth community and the broader public to a Teach-in on the Arts of Care held on February 22-23, 2024.

Teach-In: The Arts of Care

February 22—February 23, 2024

How might the praxis of creativity and care generate new ecologies of flourishing for all members of our campus community?

The Teach-In will feature writer and theorist Alexis Pauline Gumbs, performance artist Josefina Báez, Dartmouth professor and the Director of the Institute for Black Intellectual and Creative Life Kimberly Juanita Brown, as well as Institute fellows Misty De Berry (NYU), Iyabo Kwayana, Kianna Middleton, and Alisa Swindell, in addition to Dartmouth Postdoctoral Fellow K. Bailey Thomas. The Teach-In will feature a performance workshop, a panel discussion on Black feminist thought, a session on Black feminist care in higher education, a meditation workshop, and a presentation on the Hood special exhibit, "And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance." The Teach-In will conclude with a public conversation between Gumbs and Báez. The full schedule can be found below, please contact promiscuous.care.and.performance@dartmouth.edu with questions and access needs. Most events will take place in Dartmouth Hall 105 except when otherwise noted.

Teach-In Schedule of Events

Thursday, Feb. 22

  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Fellows and students participant lunch, Dartmouth Hall 101, 102 (The Leslie Center for the Humanities)
  • 1:15-2:45pm: Black feminist care and mental health in higher education: A discussion led by K. Bailey Thomas (The Leslie Center for the Humanities)
  • 4:30-6:30 PM: Josefina Báez performance workshop (Dartmouth Hall 105)*
  • 6:30-7pm: Pizza provided at the Leslie Center
  • 7:00-8:30 PM: Panel discussion, "Black Feminist Thought and the Arts of Care," featuring Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Kimberly Juanita Brown, Misty De Berry, Kianna Middleton, and Alisa Swindell, and moderated by K. Bailey Thomas (Dartmouth Hall 105). This event is hybrid. Webinar Link: dartgo.org/teach-in-panel-discussion

Friday, Feb. 23

  • 2:00-3:00 PM: Presentation on the Hood Museum exhibit, "And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance," led by curator and Institute fellow Alisa Swindell (The Hood Museum)
  • 3:30-4:15 PM: Reflection and meditation led by Misty De Berry (Dartmouth Hall 105)
  • 4:30-6:00 PM: Public conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Josefina Báez, with additional participation by student fellows* (Dartmouth Hall 105). This event is hybrid. Webinar Link: api.dartgo.org/alchemy-of-art-and-activism

*Leading up to the Teach-In, Báez will hold two performance workshops on 2/20 and 2/21 on her methodology of care and practice called performance autology. These two workshops are reserved for our student fellows and prior registrants; the third workshop on 2/22 as listed in the schedule is open to everyone. If you are interested in signing up for all three workshops, please register here: https://forms.gle/iLz8c37jmAFgQL7LA


Learn more about the Promiscuous Care and Performance Institute here: https://sites.dartmouth.edu/promiscuous-care-performance/

The 2024 Humanties Institute is sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.