Join poet LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs for a webinar series about the experiences and issues explored within her book of poems, Village.
Each week, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will have practical conversations with experts in fields such as finance, mental health, wills, trusts, and menopause.
This series is for everyone, regardless of age, but especially for those who feel they should understand these topics already but were never given an opportunity to learn. Come rebuild your village with us.
David Thomson is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice centers on the interrogation of presence and absence in the performance of identity. Thomson’s performance work has been presented and supported by The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney Dance Center, Performance Space NY, The Invisible Dog, and The Lunder Institute of American Art. His history as a performer/collaborator encompasses the work of artists Bebe Miller, Trisha Brown, Ralph Lemon, Sekou Sundiata, Marina Abramović, Yvonne Rainer, Lee Mingwei/Bill T. Jones, Matthew Barney and Okwui Okpokwasili among many others. Past awards, residencies, and fellowships include the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Robert Rauschenberg, Yaddo, The MAP Fund, Jerome Foundation, MacDowell, NYFA | Choreography, and the USArtists Ford Fellowship. Thomson developed the acclaimed Trisha Brown Archive Database in collaboration with archivist Cori Olinghouse. In 2017, he initiated The Artist Sustainability Project to expand the practice and discourse of financial, artistic, and personal empowerment.
Bianca Calizaire is a Mental Health Counselor at MZMA therapy. Growing up as a first generation caribbean daughter, she has formative experiences that have shaped the trajectory of her life and that have led her to do the work that she does. She provides counseling for adults with moderate to severe mental health illnesses, Trauma-Focused therapy, grief counseling, domestic violence counseling, challenges with anxiety, depression amongst many other stressors. She also serves individuals of marginalized communities.
Hosea Baskin is a trust & estate attorney, and the proprietor of Cumberland Rare Books. He specializes in assisting creative individuals, collectors, dealers, and their families with planning for the disposition of the cultural property that they have created or acquired. He lives in Western Massachusetts.
Omisade Burney-Scott is the creator and curator of the Black Girl's Guide to
Surviving Menopause (BGG2SM). BGG2SM was created to counterbalance prevalent harmful narratives and a lack of resources. BGG2SM is a multidisciplinary initiative focused on cultural organizing, narrative shift work, and advocacy to normalize menopause and aging for Black women-identified and gender-expansive people.