A Community Gathering on Performing Care, 5/7-5/11

Join us for the culminating event of the 2024 Humanities Institute on Promiscuous Care and Performance, a community gathering with speakers and performers Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Josefina Báez, Katia Tirado and Barak adé Soleil.

Highlights of the Gathering will include performances by Baraka adé Soleil, Katia Tirado. and Josefina Baez (in collaboration with Dartmouth student fellows). Institute fellows (Patrick Anderson, Joshua Chambers-Letson, Una Chaudhuri, Misty De Berry, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs) will lead Q&As after each performance as well as participate in a roundtable on Promiscuous Care. Dartmouth fellows Iyabo Kwayana and Alisa Swindell will facilitate a film screening and a visit to the Hood Museum. Below is the event full schedule. Please check here for updates!


Activities on May 7 and May 8 serve as a "prelude" to the main cluster of events, which begin on May 9.


5:00-6:00 pm • Performance meditation with Katia Tirado (all students welcome!) Renowned performance artist Katia Tirado invites all students to explore how they might intervene in and/or alter clothing with the Dartmouth logo as part of a durational piece that she'll be performing in front of Dartmouth Hall and around the Green on May 10.

Location: Berry 180

6:00-8:00 pm • Care & Craft workshop with Jill. E. Baron and Katia Tirado (pizza and materials provided. We invite students, staff, faculty, and community members to join us for a community craft workshop. We will create art with fabric, thread, and other materials as we experiment with the ways to care for ourselves and others. No experience necessary, stay as long as you like!

Location: Berry 180, register here


5:00-6:00 pm • Performance meditation with Katia Tirado (all students welcome! See description for May 7 above.

Location: Berry 180


1:30-2:30 pm • Welcome ceremony with remarks by Alexis Pauline Gumbs*

Location: Dartmouth 105

5-6:30pm: markings by Barak adé Soleil* Resisting pervasive notions that erase BIPOC disabled and Deaf bodies from conceptions of the future, Barak seeks to reflect how these communities can and will occupy space as we evolve as a society. markings includes videos by Terri Lynne Hudson and Nur Abdulle.

Location: Dartmouth 105. Gather in front of Dartmouth 105 at 5pm for staggered entry and video witnessing. Barak requests masks and social distancing (masks provided).


1:30-3:00 pm • Tour and discussion of An Instant Out of Time, facilitated by Alisa Swindell* Join us at the Hood Museum for an introduction to Alisa's curatorial practices of care.

Location: Hood Museum

5:00-7:00 pm • Banner by Katia Tirado, followed by a Q&A with Una Chaudhuri* With collected materials from students, Katia will quilt a "flag" in front of Dartmouth Hall in the afternoon. At around 5:30pm, the artist will walk around the perimeter of the Green bearing the new flag. The procession will conclude in the Baker-Berry library.

Location: perimeter of the Green, followed by a procession to Berry Main Street. Q&A will take place in Berry 180


1:15-2:30 pm • Screening of short films by Iyabo Kwayana (By Water, Practice, and Liberation), followed by Q&A with Patrick Anderson* Join us for a screening of Iyabo's short films, followed by a discussion of her ethics of care as a filmmaker.

Location: Dartmouth 105

3:00-4:30 pm • Promiscuous Reflections: A Roundtable with Patrick Anderson, Joshua Chambers-Letson, Una Chaudhuri, Misty De Berry, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs* Join our Institute fellows for an extended reflection on the theme of promiscuous care and performance.

Location: Dartmouth 105

5:00-7:00 pm • Me/We: Sharing by Josefina Báez and student fellows, followed by Q&A with Alexis Pauline Gumbs* Josefina returns to campus to perform alongside students in an exploration of performance as care.

Location: Dartmouth 105

*ASL interpretation provided.

The Community Gathering is the final event of the 2024 Leslie Center Humanities Institute on Promiscuous Care and Performance, co-directed by Misty De Berry, Laura Edmondson, and Analola Santan