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52 | #TimWise- Social Injustice, Black Lives Matter & Dance Pt 2

On this episode of Social Injustice, Black Lives Matter & Dance Pt 2, your co-hosts Reyna and Martheya interview Anti-Racism Educator and Author, Tim Wise. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about learning from the targets of systemic oppression, white privilege, overcoming shame, how to take personal inventory of one's own life and work, accountability, the importance of humility, and Tim’s experience as a father of two dancers.


[0:30] Reyna, Azaria, and Martheya introduce Tim Wise


[5:00] Martheya asks: “For those listening who might just now be waking up to the discrimination and injustice in the United States and more specifically in the dance world and want to help. How would you guide them?”

[7:47] Martheya asks: “How can we acknowledge that and move forward. What would you suggest is the starting point towards taking steps towards action?”

[17:50] Reyna asks: “What does the accountability look like? What do you see the difference looking like? ”

[31:36] Reyna asks: “With the Black Lives Matter Movement happening it makes my mind wander...Universities are now having to hire people of color...Dance Companies need to be more diverse...Is it because they want to deconstruct what has been happening or is it surface level? ”

[26:00] Martheya asks: “What are ways that you are suggesting to get to the core of the problem?”

[30:28] Reyna asks: “What does humble look like? How is that (humility) a gate to open to up deconstructing all of these things?”

[38:50] Martheya asks: “What are some practices that you have every day that help you practice humility?”

[42:07] Martheya asks: “On your website you share a reading list, thank you for compiling these resources. Our audience consists of those with dance related careers. What book should we all be reading?”

[44:39] Reyna asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

  • Book- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi,

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “The Nutcracker”

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • Yes “It depends on how it’s used”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Twitter

#TimWise Recommended Resources

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