About

Diversifying Stories, Transforming Art

  A FREE 3-DAY VIRTUAL ARTS FESTIVAL

FEATURING:
* 20+ Artists of Color led projects.
* LIVE Events and Performances.
*Daily “ASK ME ANYTHING” panels.

NHCC IN SOLIDARITY

North Hennepin Community College stands firm against racism and all forms of human oppression. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of Mr. George Floyd and Mr. Daunte Wright, both unarmed African American men, and the Atlanta shootings targeting Asian women, are deplorable. As a college committed to racial equity, we acknowledge the trauma that these incidents cause all of us. As a community, we recognize the fullness of human value and reinforce our commitment to truth, racial healing and transformation.

Produced by and for the North Hennepin Community College community.

HOW IT WORKS:

A mixture of live and pre-recorded artworks, each day of the festival will provide virtual audiences with new events to engage with. All of these events will be found RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE.

Navigate around the site to discover the different artists and their offerings. Come back the day of the event to watch, read, listen, and enjoy!

DAY 1 – April 30th

FEATURING:

  • LIVE @ 7pm: ASK ME ANYTHING PANEL with Thomasina Topbear  (@tomierae @citymischief), MycDazzle (@mycdazzle), Sebastian Rivera Cintron (Instagram: SARC.INC ) ADD TO CALENDAR

  • BLACK MUSIC MATTERS with the NHCC CHOIRS
  • The Hostile Remodeled Minority Report a poem by TouSaik Lee
  • ENOUGH & OTHERS by Mallory Ferguson.

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DAY 2 – May 1st

FEATURING:

  • LIVE @ 7pm: ASK ME ANYTHING PANEL with DejaJoelle Stowers (Momentum Dance) , Maryanne Quiroz (Indigenous Roots) and Austene Van (Yellow Tree Theatre) ADD TO CALENDAR

  • LOSS and FOUND by the NHCC THEATRE DEPARTMENT
  • BRAIDING BLACK ICE a short film by Ifrah Mansour
  • The Photography of Willis Gilliard

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DAY 3 – May 2nd

FEATURING:

  • LIVE @ 7pm: ASK ME ANYTHING PANEL with Felix (of Heiruspecs), Carnage the Executioner, Tish Jones (TruArtSpeaks) ADD TO CALENDAR

  • The NHCC JAZZ ENSEMBLE with Jazz Bassist William Parker
  • PEOPLE PLACE DISRUPTION a dance performance by Nimbus Dance
  • An NHCC MURAL UNVEIL: HEAL by Sebastian Rivera Cintron (SARC.INC)
  • The POEMS OF ALEX THA GREAT

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NHCC Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge these lands as the original homelands of the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations who were forcibly removed from, and are still connected to this territory.  We will respect and honor Indigenous peoples by incorporating and supporting Indigenous knowledge in our work, and establishing meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities. With gratitude, we stand in solidarity.”

DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION @ NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DEI Offerings:

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers a variety of initiatives for students and the NHCC community. Some of our offerings include: Community Racial Healing Circles, Racial justice and gender equity programs, Student-led Diverse Voices, and more. We encourage you to connect with us and participate in these opportunities._**

NHCC IN SOLIDARITY: Our Commitment To Racial Equity:

North Hennepin Community College stands firm against racism and all forms of human oppression. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of Mr. George Floyd and Mr. Daunte Wright, both unarmed African American men, and the Atlanta shootings targeting Asian women, are deplorable. As a college committed to racial equity, we acknowledge the trauma that these incidents cause all of us. As a community, we recognize the fullness of human value and reinforce our commitment to truth, racial healing and transformation.

While higher education alone cannot solve all societal forms of racism, oppression, and trauma, we do serve as an institution of higher learning and civic engagement. As such we will continue to work toward illuminating systems of racial inequity within our own community so that together we can continue dismantling all forms of oppression that adversely affect our community of students. We extend our deepest condolences to the Floyd family.

HUGE thanks to…

Located at 825 University Ave, the Victoria Theater Arts Center builds community power by providing a creative home that incubates the arts and amplifies the voices of all people in the neighborhood. Be part of building our creative home by donating to our capital campaign at www.victoriatheater.org or by connecting with us and our community of artists on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.

They helped connect the festival with artists!

STAGES OF EQUITY is a FREE FESTIVAL

You can be part of the change in our world through education. Follow the link to the right and make a contribution to the

 “Racial and Social Justice Leadership Scholarship.” 

THANK YOU!

The Stages of Equity Production Team

Kathy Hendrickson / Dean of Fine Arts, Co-Curator
Soren Olsen / Producer, Co-Curator, Webdesign
Carlos Baez / Student Liaison, Production Support
Alberto Ramos / DEI Liaison, Production Support
Cheryl Clausen / Administrative Support
Leslie McDougall / Festival Images
Liz Hogenson and Sara Mitchell / Festival Publicity
Irma Mayorga / Festival Logo, Copy Support

North Hennepin Community College

Open Hours

Please check NHCC.EDU for
for the most up to date hours.

Location

7411 85th Avenue North

Brooklyn Park MN 55445

Contact

Main: 763-488-0391

Out-State: 1-800-818-0395

MN Relay: 1-800-627-3529

Disability Accommodations:

673-493-0555
email: info@nhcc.edu