Cultural Equity Workshop

The Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society and the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society are proud to present:

Creating Inclusive Dance Communities with Jacob Hoffman and Kafari “.

In this interactive workshop we will ask ourselves, What does an inclusive dance look like? How do we show up to the dance? Who shows up for the first time, and do they return?

Kafari and Jacob provide tailored workshops investigating cultural appropriation, decolonization of American folkways, and antiracism in community arts. Kafari plays rhythm bones and piano, and Jacob plays banjo, guitar and sings. They first made music together in 2012 at an improvised kitchen square dance in a little house in Maine. Their ever-transforming collaboration as teaching artists includes performances, residencies and community conversations with schools, community arts orgs, festivals, libraries, and other educational entities. Kafari and Jacob’s workshops include unearthing and discussing difficult histories of American music, exploring their personal intersections with cultural appropriation, and envisioning healing paths forward.

This event is open to all dancers/musicians/sound techs/callers/organizers in CDSS communities in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

The event is free, but registration is required.

The workshop will be online using Zoom.
When: May 5, 2021 7:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00 PM Central time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event is supported in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.

REGISTRATION OPEN – Cultural Equity Workshop – May 5, 2021, 7:00p EDT