Angela Bowen From Artist to Activist: A New Haven Legend

From star dancer to founder of New Haven’s beloved Bowen-Peters dance school to black feminist activist to distinguished professor, Angela Bowen has had many influential identities, and in each one, she has encouraged all around her— particularly here in New Haven—to reach their fullest potentials and embrace their true selves. This panel discussion among individuals who knew and were inspired by Angela honors not only Angela’s legacy in New Haven and beyond, but also the conviction threading through her multifaceted journey: self expression at any price.
LaChanze theater, film, and TV actress
Kate Rushin former member of The New Words Bookstore Collective, poet, educator
Angela C. Robinson Connecticut Superior Court Judge
Shari Caldwell dancer, choreographer, director of The Caldwell Dance Center
Moderator: Beverly Guy-Sheftall founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies, Spelman College


Recognition of this film and the contribution must continue. It is now in our hands to teach and encourage those who were not here to have experienced it directly. There can be immortality in legacy. In fact immortality is the objective of legacy. THIS LEGACY MUST CARRY ON!

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