From voguing to AfrikFusion

Omari Mizrahi will conduct free master classes and a Q&A on the dance style known as AfrikFusion at Washington University and COCA Feb. 20 and 21. Mizrahi, who teaches voguing and ballroom dance at the Broadway Dance Center in New York, has performed at the MTV Video Music Awards and recently was featured in Janet Jackson’s “Made for Now” video.

‘The Great Work begins’

The Performing Arts Department will debut its production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” Feb. 22 in Edison Theatre. “At the heart of the play is a question about who gets to be a citizen of this country,” said dramaturg Paige McGinley. “Gay people, people with AIDS, the addicted — these are often seen as society’s most disposable. Kushner puts them at the center of the American story.”
In her new book, “Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving,” sociologist Caitlyn Collins argues that big changes in U.S. policies and cultural attitudes are necessary to bring work-life balance to America’s working mothers and their families.

How America’s family-hostile policies are hurting women and children

When it comes to family-friendly policies, the United States lags far behind most European countries — and practically every other industrialized nation. But work-family conflicts don’t need to be an inevitable feature of contemporary American life, suggests a new book by Caitlyn Collins, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis.
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