Ragged Wing Ensemble
This collaboration was developed to support the creation of a new theater work called “the Multi-verse.” In this project a team of artists, including Dia Penning, will imagine a world in which each person can be accountable for their own experience but responsive to a collective vision. Over the course of six months artists work together to develop visual and performing work to highlight this collective vision.
Over the course of a year, the team developed a parent/child curriculum based on a series of songs about skin color, privilege, racialized history and visions for an equitable future. The collaboration developed through brain storming and listening sessions, historical research, and systems analysis.
Love Light Yoga
The creation of a yoga and social justice curriculum lead to international trainings and workshops. Together, Love Light Yoga and The Equity Collective examine the interplay between physical blocks and systematic oppression. Themes include colonialist legacies, privilege, internalized racism, personal and collective healing.
Commonweal is a healing center and think tank located in Bolinas California. This project is the development of an intergenerational dialogue series around passion, equity, and sustainability. Four times a year, the team brings together activists, educators, and theorists from around the Bay Area, CA to create possibilities for systems change.
Dia Penning has developed three volumes of systems curriculum and a parent curriculum in collaboration with World Trust. This long term collaboration brings together the minds of experts in the field to create learning for adults interested in developing a world that works for everyone. All systems curriculum can be adapted for high school students.
Oakland Museum of California
Fall of 2016 through Spring of 2017, The Oakland Museum of California hosted their 50th anniversary Black Panther exhibit, All Power to the People. Through partnership with the education and public programs team, we developed a conversation series for the public. Dia Penning trained three facilitators as well as co-created several conversation arcs based on the materials in the exhibition, tying in current events and community concerns.
Ragged Wing Ensemble