ABI Coordinator featured in the October 2016 issue of FORsooth
“Black Lives Do Matter” was recently published in the October 2016 issue of FORsooth by Dionne Griffiths. Dionne is a Program Coordinator in the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice.
Dionne joined the ABI as the new program coordinator in late September 2015. She has been an administrator with a variety of nonprofits as well as an advocate for racial justice, gender equity, and economic justice, primarily through the arts.
Dionne was a Fulbright Fellow to Trinidad (2006-2007) and she researched dance and choreographed for the Metamorphosis Dance Company. She earned her M.A. in Choreography from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Spelman College with a B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies.
A former grantee of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, Dionne has performed, choreographed, and taught dance nationally and internationally with dance research that focuses on African American identity, social justice, and womanhood. In 2014, from Kentucky state government, she earned her Certificate of Management Fundamentals and was awarded the Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign Rookie of the Year. Dionne is a 2014 Focus Louisville graduate and a member of the Louisville Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. Her community engagement has included the Louisville Metro Healing Possible Quorum, Louisville YMCA Black Achievers, and the Louisville Urban League.
Check out her article here: https://louisvillefor.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/for-10-16.pdf