Center News

Gardarev Center Announces 2016 Research and Education Residency in Coastal Maine

Gardarev at Ferry Beach (copyright 2016 T. Lester)

The Center is pleased to announce that Sarah Cargill (California), Goussy Celetin (New York), Catia Confortini (Massachusetts), Cheryl Derricotte (California), Blair Franklin (Maryland) and Min Min Hein (Myanmar) participated in our 2016 research and education residency program.  Fellows worked on projects ranging from books about women and health in Africa, Haitian Dance, black and queer science fiction, queer musicians of color in the music business, and film about activists in Myanmar. We are grateful to the Unitarian beach and retreat center, Ferry Beach, for being such wonderful hosts.  For bios and more information on our fellows, please visit our Fellow Bios page.  [All the residencies listed on this page are part of a series of Gardarev ℠ educational services involving in-person retreats and workshops, classes, programs, conferences, and motivational speakers, all in the fields of social justice, meditation, and the artistic, creative, literary, and performance arts.]

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Gardarev Center Announces 2015 Research and Education Residency in New Hampshire’s Lake Sunapee Region

Gardarev at Lake Sunapee (copyright 2016 T. Lester)

The Center is pleased to announce that its 2015 Research and Education Residency program took place in the Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.   We are grateful to two generous donors who provided us with space to host the residency.   Fellows included: Fred Ata (Massachusetts), Brian Fuss (Massachusetts), Brian E. Glover (New York) and Melissa Boyajian (Massachusetts).  Fellows worked on projects ranging from depicting in film how we embody cultural prejudices about foreigners to documenting how faith-based initiatives can foster greater inclusion for the lgbtqi community.  For bios and more information on our fellows, please visit our Fellow Bios page.

 

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Gardarev at Mesa Refuge (copyright 2016 T. Lester)

Gardarev Center Announces 2014 Research and Education Residency in Northern California

The Center is pleased to announce that its 2014 Research and Education Residency program, which took place at the Mesa Refuge in Northern California, was a great success.  We are grateful to Mesa Refuge, which runs its own residency program, for renting space to The Gardarev Center for an independently run Gardarev stand-alone program.  Fellows included: Devin Zuberman (California), Bryan E. Glover (New York), Linda Dusman (Maryland), May Fu (California), Diedra Barber (California) and Manish Vaidya (California).  Fellows worked on projects ranging from the role of sexism in the world of classical music to the establishment of loving black, gay male spiritual communities. For bios and more information on our fellows, please visit our Fellow Bios page.

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Gardarev Center Announces 2012 Research and Education Residency at the Meeting Point in Boston

The Center is pleased to announce that Yadira De La Riva (New York), Marisol Negron (Massachusetts) and Laura Di Piazza (Vermont) participated in our 2012 research and education residency program.  Fellows worked on projects ranging from plays about the immigrant experience in the U.S., art that addresses the problem of intimate partner violence, and writing about the relationship between Latino music and culture and identity politics.  They also presented their work in Boston at a Gardarev Center community forum.  We are grateful to the Meeting Point, a new queer friendly holistic bodywork and therapeutic collective located in Boston, for generously allowing us to use space for this residency program.  For bios and more information on our fellows, please visit our Fellow Bios page.

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Gardarev Center Fall 2011 Research Residency and Education at the Boston Nature Center A Great Success

Boston Nature Center (copyright 2016 The Gardarev Center)

Our Fall 2011 research residency program took place at the Boston Nature Center, a Massachusetts Audubon Society nature preserve located in the heart of urban in Boston.  Gardarev fellows Fay Chiang (New York), Letta Neely (Massachusetts) and Chaw Ei Thein (Burma and New York) worked on playwriting, memoir writing, and art projects that addressed a variety of topics, including slavery in the US and its connection to questions of gender and sexuality oppression, the challenges of healing in the face of political opression, and the legacy of Aids in the U.S. They also presented their work in Boston at a Gardarev Center community forum.  For more bios and more information about our fellows, please visit our Fellow Bios page.

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The Gardarev Center Announces Launch Residency at the Boston Nature Center in the Spring of 2011

Our Spring 2011 launch residency program took place at the Boston Nature Center, a Massachusetts Audubon Society nature preserve.  Gardarev fellows Javaka Steptoe (New York), Oscar Palacio (New York), and Yvonne Taylor (Texas) worked on writing, photography and art projects that addressed the connections between race, class, gender, sexuality, single motherhood, children of color and artistic creativity, and the effects of the current economic decline on middle class families of color, among other things.  They also presented their work in Boston at a Gardarev Center community forum.  For more bios and more information about our fellows, please visit our Fellow Bios page.