Aisha Bell and Kyla Gilmore – Session II

Increasing our awareness: Culture, bias, and the body

Aisha Bell, Kyla Gilmore, and Charla Weatherby (Sistah Circle Group)

The Sistah Circle Group seeks to expand dialogue about race, culture, and identity in an effort to increase cultural awareness. The Sistah Circle was formed by alumni of African descent from the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Columbia College Chicago. The group was founded to provide support for Dance/Movement Therapists of African descent and advance the practice of multicultural competence in the counseling field. Sistah Circle Group has provided presentations and trainings on race and culture at conferences and universities including the American Dance Therapy Association’s Conference in San Diego, CA, Columbia College Chicago Department of Creative Arts Therapies, and for the organization Performing Ourselves in Madison, WI.