We are pleased to announce Deep Dive Learning Presenter, playwright, actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni at In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.

An award-winning playwright, actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring the one-woman show she wrote and performs in: One Drop of Love. The show is produced by Cox DiGiovanni, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon.

Fanshen has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore racial identity. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world. She has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award, and with Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships and an ‘Exemplar of Humanity Centered Media’ award by Media Done Responsibly. She holds a BA in Spanish and Education, an MA in TESOL, and an MFA in Acting and Performance in Film, TV and Theater.

She serves on the boards of the non-profit MixedRootsStories.org and of Project Greenlight Digital Studios. Fanshen is also a Teaching Artist for A Broaderway – an arts camp for underserved girls. Her play, One Drop of Love, was awarded Best Non-Fiction Script by the United Solo Theatre Festival, and the film version won Best Documentary Film at the Roxbury International Film Festival. [Learn more…]

For her Deep Dive Learning Session, Fanshen will be performing One Drop of Love, a one-woman show written by Fanshen herself. One Drop of Love uses the ever-changing racial categories on the U.S. Census as the historical backdrop of the show. Audiences will travel from the 1700s to present day cities around the world. The ultimate goal of the performance is to encourage the discussion of race and racism openly and critically and to encourage a commitment to making the world more liberated for all. The performance will be followed by a Q & A.

 

Registration is Open!

Join us for three days of Learning, Strategizing, Connecting and Creating through: Full-day Pre-Conference Intensives; Front Porch Conversations; A Call to Solidarity Strategy Sessions; Deep Dive Learning Opportunities; Innovation in Motion Sessions, and visit our, Un-Exhibit Hall and Self-Care Room.

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Rise In Solidarity Together.

Change Maker, Trail Blazer, Champion, Innovator, Advocate, Ally – which are you? Support the advancement of healing, opportunity and justice for girls and young women by sponsoring the In Solidarity conference.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Holly Weems-Ladd at Holly@NationalCrittenton.org or, 503.297.2217.

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