Join us for an Afro-Fusion Dance class with guest presenter Melissa Alexis on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. Based on the rhythms from Africa and the diaspora, Afro-Fusion Dance is a contemporary class where students explore full-body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean and American dance traditions.
The class is open to all and will focus on wellness, inclusive community, improvisation, fluidity across movement styles and self expression. We will move and then talk, illuminating our embodied learning and celebration in words.
Presented by the Lesley University Office of Multicultural Affairs & Student Inclusion.
Lesley's 400 Years initiative
Lesley's 400 Years initiative is an opportunity to examine what many scholars have identified as the 400th year since the arrival of enslaved Africans in Jamestown, VA in 1619, also marking the beginning of institutional slavery on the lands now known as the United States. This programming series seeks to both offer a year long conversation that examines slavery’s foundational role in US history and in shaping the societal context, and to create an opportunity for an intersectional and global examination of slavery and its implications.