Programming Board

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The Programming Board is a mix of artists, activists, WCCW members, and Elysian Valley/Frogtown residents (our neighborhood).

Kenyatta A.C Hinkle is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, educator and performer. Hinkle lives and works in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA. Her practice fluctuates between collaborations and participatory projects, and her artwork and experimental writing has been exhibited and performed at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA, The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, and elsewhere.

kora colasuonno is a host of the popular monthly program FEM Synth Lab at WCCW. She collaboratively shapes futures so that one day we might see the end of oppression. She also enjoys playing with sound and playing with skateboards, and hanging out with her cat-friend.

Amitis Motevalli is an artist born in pre-revolution Iran, and the director of The William Grant Still Arts Center. Her work explores the cultural resistance and survival of people living in poverty, conflict and war through many mediums including, sculpture, video, performance and collaborative public art. She is equally known for her work in Educational Justice, working with youth and communities to gain equal access to civil rights, privacy and pedagogy without profiling. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, exhibiting art internationally as well as organizing to create an active and resistant cultural discourse through information exchange, either in art, pedagogy or organizing artist and educators.

Patricia Perez is an artist and long time resident of Frogtown with connections to many people and places in our neighborhood. She’s most passionate about developing programs that will empower young mothers and their daughters.

Tricia Kayiatos-Smith is a clinical social worker who has been advocating for women and the LGBTQ community for almost a decade, focusing on supporting transgender women engaged in survival sex work. She has served the WCCW community through the Emergency Health Grant for Artists as the social work consultant for grant recipients and as the facilitator for the community workshops. She hopes her unique eye for micro and macro hegemonies and her gentle approach to radical change will be constructive additions to the WCCW programming board.

Until now, events at WCCW have been submitted from the public via proposal. In the fall of 2017 we established a formal Programming Board to help shape the calendar starting in 2018. This is one way we’re being more intentional about programming, ensuring that it reflects our commitment to both creative practice & intersectionality.

 What’s A Programming Board?

The Board will review program proposals as well as create programs to take place at Women’s Center and in collaboration with other spaces. The Programming Board will use the information collected by the community survey to determine what programming and space use is most urgent.

What’s the Commitment?

The commitment for the Programming Board is one meeting about once per month. At those meetings, Board members will review programs that were proposed for the space and help suggest and come up with other ideas for programs and projects to take place at Women’s Center. 

Nomination Process

After 4 programming quarters, each Board member will suggest a replacement for their seat. The WCCW member seat will be nominated by WCCW members.