Tea Dance, at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz

November 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

We are now deep in the Redwood forests in Northern California, preparing for our upcoming event titled Tea Dance, at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. We will be “in residence” in our tea parlour on the third floor of the museum on Friday, November 4th from 1-4pm and 6-9pm, for the museum’s monthly First Friday event. Admission to the museum is free all day.

Guests are welcome to come into our installation at any time, to join us for tea, sweets, and conversation, or to stop by one of our two co-hosted events at the museum.

2:30-4pm:  Bonnie Mirante will be in our space to provoke a conversation about women in prison. Bonnie studied in the Community Studies program at UC Santa Cruz, and worked with women prisoners at Valley State Prison and Central California Women’s Facility with Justice Now in Oakland, an organization that promotes alternatives to policing and prisons, and challenges the prison industrial complex in all its forms. While with Justice Now, Bonnie advocated for healthcare access and compassionate release cases.

6:30-8pm After our break, we will return to the space in cocktail attire for the museum’s evening events, and our second co-hosted event, where Michelle Stroebe and Nancy Dinsmore will talk about why food politics is a feminist issue.

Michelle Stroebe is a graduate student at San Jose State University, currently working towards her MS RD Degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Nancy Dinsmore, RN, is a nurse with master’s level training in pediatrics and international health care development, and national (USA) certification in mental health, public health and psychiatric care. Nancy has over twenty year’s international experience in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Mexico and the Caribbean and has worked as an Educational Consultant for UCLA Medical Centre, for the Red Cross Movement, UNICEF, Stanford University Children’s Hospital and Al Quds University (where she was also the Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies). Currently, Nancy is a nurse in the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at the Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University.

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