Julie B. Johnson, Phddance artistEducator
Idle Crimes & Heavy Work
A dance and multimedia collaboration exploring Georgia's carceral history
through the lens of Black women's incarcerated labor.
Idle Crimes & Heavy Work is generously supported by the inaugural 2020-23 Partners for Change Grant made possible by Alternate ROOTS and the Surdna Foundation. I am honored to have received an inaugural Mellon-funded research grant from Spelman College’s Institute of Gender & Sexuality Studies to examine the roles of Reconstruction-era racism, patriarchy, and capitalism on gender construction through the lens of Black women’s incarcerated labor and the implications for Black womanhood today. ICHW has also received previous generous support from the Black Spatial Relics Residency Award and the Alternate ROOTS Artistic Assistance Grant.
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