INQUIRY ABOUT THE SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET & DANCE
American Dance Therapy Association 53nd Annual Conference
October 11-14, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
What do you think about promoting multicultural diversity in our community through the annual dance event at the ADTA conference?
What are the many pathways to explore? Just noticing that over the past few years, the music proposed during the party came from a specific cultural tradition (mostly American folk and pop, Motown, etc ...). Is there a chance to expand that?
I would love to send this message directly to the conference organizers. Please, let me know if you know whom I should reach out to. Thanks!
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My name is Cara Gallo-Jermyn, I am a dance/movement therapist and LCAT, in NYC. This winter I had the honour and pleasure to participate alongside fellow CAT's, including ADTA member Dr. Meg Chang, in a Critical Pedagogies in the Creative Arts Therapies Think Tank hosted by drama therapists, Dr. Nisha Sajnani and Maria Hodermarska at the NYU Drama Therapy Graduate program.
Our second convening, Critical Pedagogy in the Arts Therapies: Restoring and Re-Storying the Disciplines, will take place this September 14-15, 2018 in Chicago. We are hosted by Dr. Savneet Talwar and Leah Gipson, art therapists at the Art Institute of Chicago (SIAC) Graduate program.
I, along with Drama Therapist Elizabeth McAdams, will be hosting a panel discussion titled ' White Identifying Creative Arts Therapists: Making a Commitment to Anti Oppressive Approaches'. The panel will bring together CAT's in a discussion on how white identifying CAT's are making the necessary commitment to anti-oppressive approaches and to the dismantling of white supremacy in their work as; clinicians, researchers, educators and supervisors.
Elizabeth and I are presently in search of white identifying DMT's to participate in this panel.
If you are interested in participating as a discussant, or know of a DMT who might be interested please send an email inquiry along to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone know if Kayoko Arakawa-Davies is still working with people with dementia in Japan? Thanks for any information.
If you have not already, please respond by Dec. 21 - the survey will close 12/22/16
We are conducting a study to investigate dance/movement therapists’ understanding and attitudes regarding people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI) and gender nonconforming (GNC). You are invited to participate by responding to a survey about serving the LGBTQI and GNC communities. This survey should take about 20 minutes. The results will help to direct research for further study related to serving these communities via dance/movement therapy.
To participate, please follow this link: https://lesley.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cZNa9dotE3IMcN7
We appreciate you sharing this link with other dance/movement therapy students and professionals, and we thank you in advance for your time.
Robyn Cruz, PhD, BC-DMT, Tomoyo Kawano, PhD, BC-DMT, and Xueli Tan, PhD, MT-BC Lesley University, Expressive Therapies Division
Multicultural and Diversity Committee Meeting in Bethesda at the 51st Conference
Please join us for a meeting of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee on Friday, October 21st from 8:30-9:30 in the Patuxent Room at the Bethesda Hyatt. We have scheduled this to allow for those attending the BAAD meeting and the AAAAG meeting to convene. Past ADTA president Robyn Cruz will also attend. We will be identifying the needs of the entire Multicultural and Diversity group as well as the affinity groups and creating some plan to move towards our goal.
We appreciate your sharing this link with other dance/movement therapy students and professionals, and we thank you in advance for your time.
As Dance/Movement Therapists we serve populations which have lost their voice or who have not yet found their voice. We are their advocates…we are their voice. They need us to rise up, to organize, and to create a movement of education and advocacy.
My intention is to create a momentum of passionate voices to educate our legislators on the importance of Dance/Movement Therapy for the health and wellbeing of those who do not have a voice: our children, our elders, our veterans, our disabled, our abused, and our mentally ill.
This year we have so many opportunities to be that voice. I am asking each and everyone to join with me in my intention, to make this vision become a reality.
March 7-8th is Arts Advocacy Day in Washington DC. Please join us as we begin to create this amazing momentum of moving Dance/Movement Therapy to the steps of Capital Hill.
Take a few minutes to check out Arts Advocacy Day at:
Arts Advocacy Day
Let’s see how many Dance/Movement Therapists’ powerful voices we can gather to educate our legislators during Arts Advocacy Day.
If you can not join us for the full two day event, join us at the 29th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. You can get one free ticket to the lecture on March 7th, 7:30 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Simply go to The 29th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy to register for your free ticket.
Let me know if your voice will be in Washington DC March 7-8.
Alison Salter, MA, BC-DMT, LPCC, NCC
ADTA, Government Affairs Chair
Announcing to anyone in Canada or elsewhere in the world who would like to come to Canada, that we have a new West Coast Dance-Movement Therapy training starting up with Amber Elizabeth Gray teaching in Vancouver BC Dec 11-14. Please see our new website: www.westcoastdmt.com
We look forward to your inquiries.
Hana Kamea Kemble (BC-DMT, formerly Anna Kemble)
Deadline to apply for the Multicultural and Diversity Committee 2015 Annual Conference FOCUS Award is July 31!!!!
Recipient is awarded a free conference registration to the La Jolla ADTA Conference and up to $1000 reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses.
All details can be found here: http://www.adta.org/Resources/Documents/MDC%20Focus%20Award%20App%202015.pdf
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