Alyssa Junious is a San Diego based arts and wellness advocate and founder of Continuum Arts Project. She received her B.F.A in Performance and Choreography from the University of California, Irvine. She believes that art is a learned skill that can help us to explore, investigate, and heal collectively. As a socially conscious artist, she is dedicated to creating work that serves to initiate conversation.
BJ has worked in musical direction, education, composition, and performance throughout San Diego County. BJ also hosts KPBS Arts, a weekly TV program about arts & culture on KPBS; and Tough Talk, a bi-weekly virtual discussion series that focuses on "getting comfortable with the uncomfortable" challenges in daily life.
In celebration of Black History Month, Alyssa Junious and BJ Robinson will create a new work inspired by the writings of Langston Hughes. In this conversation, Junious will address how art has been and can be used as an act of resistance and collective healing. This engaging, interactive conversation will include recorded performances and attendees will be invited to participate throughout the conversation.