Call for Organizers: Facilitators for In Session
(January – June 2018)

We are looking for individuals to collaborate on our new monthly series, In-Session! Each individual will curate a conversation and performance based on the theme of migration. What does migration mean on an individual level? Cultural? How can we see the impact of migration in everyday interactions, readings, music, television? Facilitators will choose one reference text from a checklist provided, and will select performers (in any discipline) to create a dialogue with the text.

About In-Session
A remix of the traditional lecture or panel, In-Session is a critical interdisciplinary salon that incorporates reading, conversation, and performance together. The salons are focused on a selection from a shared reading list which is compiled based on a theme. Artists, curators and community members curate the In-Session, selecting the reading and the performers. After the conversation on the selection, it is activated by performance – music, song, poetry, dance, or movement.


  1. Deadline for proposals has been extended to October 27th, 2017.

  2. To enter, submit a proposal for a stand-alone event based around one of the reference texts. Applicants should plan to fill a 30-minute timeslot.

  3. Include artist(s) to collaborate with for a 30-minute performance based on the event proposal, to follow the conversation.

  4. We will notify you of your selection by December 1st, 2017.

  5. Each session will have a budget of $1000, to be split among facilitators and performers as follows:

    • $250 for the facilitator

    • $250 for the discussants

    • $500 for the performers

Submit your materials to [email protected] with “In-Session” in the subject line. We look forward to reviewing the submissions! Late submissions will not be reviewed.


Migration Reading List (by discipline)

Film + Video:

    1. Brown Girls

    2. Brujos

    3. Tarek Lakhrissi, Diaspora/Situations (documentary video-series)

    4. Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins

    5. NIC Kay, Get Well Soon

    6. Paris is Burning, directed by Jenny Livingston

    7. Issa Rae, Awkward Black Girl, Insecure

    8. Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay

    9. Tongues Untied, directed by Marlon Briggs

    10. Oprah Winfrey, from Oprah to OWN

Music (available on music platforms):

  1. Beyonce, Lemonade

  2. Elysia Crampton, American Drift

  3. Shadia Mansour, “Al Kufeyyeh 3arabeyyeh

  4. Princess Nokia, 1992

  5. Rihanna, ANTI

  6. Solange, A Seat at the Table

  7. Ana Tijoux, 1977

  8. Jamila Woods, HEAVN


  1. Kazim Ali, The Earthquake Days

  2. Fatimah Asghar, If They Should Come For Us

  3. Jamie Berrout, Postcard Poems

  4. Bhanu Kapil, Text to Complete a Text

  5. José Olivarez, Mexican American Disambiguation

  6. Tommy Pico, IRL, Junk

  7. Barbara Jane Reyes, Poeta en San Francisco

  8. Erika L. Sánchez, Lessons on Expulsion

  9. Undocupoets

Long-form Text:

  1. Vicko Alvarez (@lavicko), Rosita Gets Scared

  2. Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera

  3. Black Boy Feelings, edited by Richard Bryan and Jeana Lindo

  4. Ana Castillo, Watercolor Women, Opaque Men

  5. Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth

  6. Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

  7. Isabel Wilkerson (b. 1961), The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Visual Art:

  1. Raychelle Duazo (@bombchelle)

  2. Mahdi Ehsaei, Afro-Iran: The Unknown Minority

  3. Krista Franklin, Wanderlust Wonderland (2008), collage on paper

  4. Lubaina Himid, Between the Two My Heart is Balanced (1991), acrylic on canvas

  5. Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series (1940-1941),60 panels, casein tempera on hardboard

  6. JR, Inside Out project

  7. Nalini Malani, In Search of Vanished Blood-1 (2012), digital pigment print with handpainted acrylic on Hahnemuhle bamboo paper

  8. Amalia Mesa-Bains, An Ofrenda for Dolores del Rio (1984/1991)

  9. Cristy C. Road’s Next World Tarot Deck

  10. Lorna Simpson, Guarded Conditions

  11. Darryl Terrell, Dion series (2016-present), Project 20 series (2017-present)

  12. Siaka Soppo Traoré

  13. Carrie Mae Weems, Roaming series (2006)

  14. Amanda Williams, Color(ed) Theory series (2014)

  15. Aubrey Williams, Carib Ritual IV (1973), acrylic on canvas

  16. Lynette Yiadom-Boyake, Curses (2011), oil on canvas