Erin Michele Washington is a Waymaker from Montgomery, AL. Washington served as Interim Associate Artistic Director at American Conservatory Theatre where she was lead strategist for the Women’s Leadership Conference and Creator/Producer of the Bayview Arts Festival. Currently in Atlanta, Georgia, Washington has created her second company, SoulCenter, a content development space centering blk thought.
WestSide! is a documentary project looking at the deep history of blk residents on the westside of Montgomery. We will be interviewing
blk residents that attended Blk high schools during the beginnings of integration and looking at the liberatory ideas that came out of this. Too often the narrative of integration centers the horror stories of racial injustice, we want to center the healing spaces of care and ease that existed in blk schools, churches, community centers and social clubs.