Move American: Handle with Care by Alyssa Junious

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:

Social Justice

Black Lives Matter

National Coalition for Black Women

American Civil Liberties Union

Reproductive Justice

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Black Mamas Matter

Women’s Advocacy

California Black Women’s Health

Black Women’s Blueprint

Local San Diego Organizations for Black Womxn

March for Black Womxn SD

Moral Governance

Leap to Success

Soultry Sisters

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 and

Artists testify with embodied stories, compose the art that will present the history often buried and erased, and creatively enact the better world we know is possible. To support the massive mobilization for change in the United States and help sustain the momentum of the movement all the way to the election, we present Move American from September 7 – November 2: a series of short dance films featuring a different self-directed movement artist from somewhere in the United States, examining or sharing a social justice/political/human rights topic. These dance films are intended to serve as Public Service Announcements of sorts, with a clear action item linked to each film calling on folks to prepare and take action to VOTE.