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creative workshops for djs, Activist, youth, writers and producers


As a Dj and event organizer for 22 years, I have a wealth of experience to share on practical tips, ethics, safety, and politics of nightlife and dance music. My training as a legal anthropologist focusing on copyright and colonial power also gives me insight into copyright and concepts of ownership that allows me to help communities or artists work through what is at stake in making, using, and sharing music, attending especially to issues of race, sexuality and ideas of ownership that may or may not fit with the law. I also love collaborating with other artists and activists to create location-specific workshops for particular communities!

2016  Guest in Mother Cyborg’s Dj class, “beat matching and body rocking” -demo beatmatching & selection- Detroit, MI

2016  Guest in Dj Rat’s Dj Class, Washington DC

2014 “Surveillance and selfies: Where do your pix go?”  with Sydette Harry, I’nasah Crockett and D. Strugg, at Allied Media Conference

2013 “Web Writing, Ethics, Ownership and Power for Marginalized Communities,” with Sydette Alicia Harry, Betty's Daughter Arts Collective at Allied Media Conference

2012 “Radical Organizing From the Dancefloor,” with Thanu Yakupitiyage (DJ Ushka), Allied Media Conference

2010  “Making a community mixtape” Jackson Youth Media Project, Jackson, MS.