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B-Girls in Leadership, Training, and Teaching Virtual Symposium

The goal is to bring together b-girls and b-boys in conversation to discuss gender equity, leadership, training, and experiences.

Breaking Canada presents:
B-Girls in Leadership, Training, and Teaching Virtual Symposium

Saturday, November 20th
Timezone: EST (Toronto)
Register HERE


10:00am: Introducing Ourselves with Mary Fogarty and Ariyan Johnson
Participants who have registered for the conference have a chance to introduce themselves to each other and hear from other participants

10:30am – 12:00pm: Breaking as Culture and Experience
Rokafella (NYC) in conversation with b-girls Emma (Vancouver) and Tiff (Toronto)

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch break

1:00 -2:30pm: Breaking Training, Teaching (and Parenting!)
Honey Rockwell (NYC) in conversation with b-girls Soupy (Toronto) and VicVersa (Montreal)

2:30-2:45pm: Breakout rooms

2:45-4pm: B-Girls in Leadership Roles Thinking about Gender Equity

Bgirl Vee (Cape Town, South Africa), Bgirl Lynx (Montreal) and Judi Lopez (Toronto) in conversation

4:00pm-5:00pm: Assigned breakout rooms to share thoughts on the day and future directions

*Participants are encouraged to attend the whole day if possible so we can build on our knowledge together throughout the experience.

Bios of Panelists:

Soupy Souphommanychanh is one of Canada’s most talented b-girls. She has battled across the country, created hip hop choreography, and trained dance teams for competitions. Over many years she has mentored dancers in the Toronto B-Girl Movement as a teacher, key facilitator and member of the KeepRockinYou collective. Through her teaching and community engagement, Soupy has upheld the cultural values of respect, unity, tradition and technique.

Judi Lopez is the Founder and Collective Director of KeepRockinYou. Judi is a community engager, dancer and educator for the arts in building presence in the Toronto Hip Hop community. Her work expanded to Project Manager for the Toronto B-Girl Movement, as well as Breakin’ Convention festival, Open Art Surgery Toronto and Ladies of Hip Hop Toronto. She has completed her MA in the dance program at York University. Her leadership qualities have given her many opportunities to speak about Hip Hop, and arts for social change at universities, community gatherings and special event showcases.

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Nov 20 2021


10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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