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Janna Zinzi

Janna Zinzi

Janna A. Zinzi (also known as jaz) is a strategist and storyteller using language and performance art to uplift people of color, especially women and gender non-conforming people. Her writing and dancing explores themes and intersections of arts, politics, pop culture, race, feminism, spirituality and travel. Follow Zinzi and her adventures at jannazinzi.com.

Janna Zinzi
Film posters for "St. Louis Blues," Do the Right Thing" and "Harlem is Heaven." | from the Separate Cinema Archive; courtesy of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
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Separate Cinema Archives: A Black Film Time Machine

The Separate Cinema Archive is the most extensive private collection of African American film memorabilia in the world, documenting over a century of Black contributions to the industry.
Installation view of Nina Katchadourian’s Strange Creature | Gina Clyne. Courtesy of Clockshop
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Artbound

Artists Re-imagine 'Utopia' at the Huntington

"Beside the Edge of the World," a multimedia, interdisciplinary art exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens explores and unearths ideas of “utopia” through the lens of three artists.
Jazmin Urrea working on "Imperishable," 8-foot tall Cheetos sculptures for Current:LA Food | Courtesy of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles
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Artbound

Jazmin Urrea Builds Monumental Cheetos Sculpture in South L.A.

“Imperishable,” a public art installation boasting 8-foot-tall towers full of Cheetos, focuses on food accessibility and equity and how this impacts Los Angeles’s diverse communities.
Dancers at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre
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Artbound

The Modern Dance Community Thrives on Crenshaw

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre offer dance classes and structure for local young people while also educating them about black history and current events through dance.
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