Points of Connection for Black, Indigenous & People of Color in the InterPlay community

BIPOC Leaders: Points of Connection

Connect online with others around the country and the world
Masankho Banda and Carolyn Renée


4th Wed of the month • 2021: Sept 29, Oct 27 • Times below

Each month you will have an opportunity to connect online with other InterPlay Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC) and BIPOC Leaders from around the world.

InterPlay’s Liaison to Leaders of Color Carolyn Renée and Liaison to International Leaders Masankho Banda will host the calls on Zoom on the last Wednesday of every month. The times will change to accommodate leaders in various time zones.

Upcoming dates in 2021:
Sept 29 9:30 Pacific / 12:30 Eastern
Oct 27 9:30 Pacific / 12:30 Eastern

Dates in November and December 2021 TBA. They may shift off of the 4th Wednesday because of US holidays.

Meet new InterPlay friends, get support for your own journey, share your own stories, and chat about what is possible, all in an InterPlayful way. Come if you are brand new or have a lot of experience.

A reminder will be sent out one week prior to the meeting. Download the flyer shown above.

For more information, or to make sure you are on the contact list, email Carolyn Renée or Masanhko.

Cost: FREE!

Registration/Information: Questions? Email Carolyn Renée or Masankho (use the links above)


Online Ongoing Classes & Groups

Masankho Banda

Masankho is a multi - disciplinary Performing Artist, Certified InterPlay Leader, Educator and PeaceBuilder. He brings many unique perspectives to his work around the world. He learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his Malawian culture spending many long days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, shaped his being, nourished his soul and strengthened his spirit. Using performing arts Masankho motivates and inspires people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice and cultural understanding. In 1997, he started UCanDanc—African Healing Arts to bring his passion for dance and storytelling to communities around the world. Masankho has been a Certified InterPlay Leader since 1999.

Masankho can also be reached at these phone numbers: +265 99 255 5338 or 88 113 8655 (available on Whatsapp / FaceTime)

Also: Skype : kamsisi
Facebook / Twitter: storytelling4u

Carolyn Renée
Carolyn Renée is a teaching and performing artist, InterPlay Leader, organizer and administrator. She serves humanity as an organizer, teaching artist and InterPlay Leader. Since 2006 she has been a teaching artist with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” (PFG) program that empowers incarcerated girls, refugees, and young women in foster care through play-writing, storytelling, and theater performances. Carolyn Renée has written two plays, one of which she received funding from Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. In InterPlay, an organization that is committed to using the art of InterPlay; an art-based system to tap into the wisdom of the body and promote well-being, she has produced community showcases, taught homeless men and women, and organized racial equity and transformation workshops. She serves as a Co-Liaison Leader to InterPlay Leaders and People of Color. In May 2017, Carolyn Renée served as the lead organizer for the national InterPlay organization’s first ever People of Color Retreat. She solidified her art and activist roots in her former roles as Arts Program Director with the Mississippi Arts Commission, and Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a nonprofit art and social change organization for artists-activists. For a decade her work with Alternate ROOTS, and the Mississippi Arts Commission afforded her the opportunity to work closely with social change artists, art producers and presenters; the nonprofit arts community, and a myriad of arts organizations throughout the southeast United States and the District of Columbia. Serving in an organizing role she helped create undoing racism workshops, mini-festivals, learning exchanges, retreats, showcases and conferences. In September 2018, she served as advisor to the Atlanta venue of the 50,000 Lions of Justice Festival in support of youth performers for more than 50,000 youth audience participants in nine states throughout the USA. Carolyn Renée believes the work of community organizing is like riding a bicycle, or swimming—once you know how you just never forget how to create superb opportunities for connection. She uses "Carolyn Renée" as her full name.

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