Director / Choreographer / Dancer Alyssa Junious
Music Editor / Musician Shayla James
Videographer / Video Editor Jamil Jones
“You can be soft and still be sturdy. You can be a force and still be delicate.” – Alex Elle
Handle with Care is a PSA to acknowledge, bring awareness and start a conversation around the tripartite plight of Black women in America. Many Black women have experienced police brutality; however, the combination of sexism and classism has placed Black women in a more vulnerable position. Black Womxn Deserve Better.
GirlTrek Presents: The Black Girl Justice League
“This is the largest voter mobilization effort led by Black women.
GirlTrek is reactivating the #BlackGirlJusticeLeague this September through Election Day 2020 by encouraging Black women around the country to be civically engaged, informed, and, most importantly, to EARLY VOTE.
The November election is imperative — it not only determines our next commander-in-chief, but the local and state officials who will lead our communities. We must have a say in who that is. We can not sit this out. We have a right and responsibility to make our voices heard and they matter more now than ever before.
Democracy only works when we show up.”
Visit Girltrek’s Website to learn more.
Below are links to other resources and organizations supporting and representing Black Womxn:
Local San Diego Organizations for Black Womxn
My name Alyssa Junious and I am an Artist, Educator, and Creator. I was born in San Diego and raised by two military veterans. I received my BFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of California, Irvine. For the past 10 years, I have worked professionally in the commercial dance, concert dance and theater industry. As a social conscious artist, I am dedicated to creating work that engages the community and created Art in Conversation. This work is an immersive performance art residency where I partner with community art spaces and collaborate with various artists. I am the founder of Continuum and choreograph throughout Southern California. I am fascinated with the moving body and train dancers, athletes and fitness enthusiasts using the pilates method. I found a way to combine my love for arts & wellness and co-founded Soultry Sisters, where I empower women to lead conscious, holistic and creative lives. I am currently a teaching artist at Maraya Performing Arts and Hillstreet Country Club. This is my first project with Disco Riot and I am excited to be a part of an organization that uses art to inspire. To learn more visit AlyssaRJunious.com and continuum.sd