March is Women’s History Month and the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC) is celebrating it with two remarkable events for the enjoyment of fellow students, faculty and staff:
Dr. Kim Nalley keeps jazz alive as a performing and recording artist, exuding the aura of a diva from a by-gone era. Vocally, she has pipes to burn packing a 3 1/2 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd’s interest or the intense swing. She has been compared to all the greats, but in the end, it’s Kim Nalley and no one else – an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality, effortlessly delivered, and a sense of humor to boot.
On top of that, she was a featured writer for JazzWest and SF Chronicle’s City Brights, shortlisted for a Grammy nomination, a produced playwright, an avid Lindy Hop & blues dancer and the former jazz club owner of Jazz at Pearl’s. She earned her Ph.D. in history at UC Berkeley and is a published scholar.
Presented by award-winning filmmaker Tamara Perkins
Thursday, March 10, 2022
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual, on Zoom: bit.ly/WHMmovie
Rebound is about two women who find healing and hope through sisterhood, service, and education while carrying the weight of motherhood, trauma, and incarceration.
Separated by decades and starkly different circumstances two women rebound from incarceration. They each overcome their years of addiction and abuse to pursue the promise of higher education. These aspiring scholars navigate parole, raising young children, and self-healing to find acceptance, sisterhood, and hope for a new life.
Tamara Perkins is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and changemaker focused on stories that inspire dialogue, empower and uplift voices from vulnerable communities. Pulling from her work in restorative justice as a grief support facilitator, speaker, and non-profit director she founded Apple of Discord Productions in 2006. Co-founding yoga and mindfulness non-profit Niroga in 2005 both inspired Tamara’s early short films and facilitated her relationship with San Quentin State Prison. Involved with grief and trauma support since 2001, Tamara’s experience facilitating groups for children, youth and adults has influenced her interviewing and storytelling practice and philosophy. Continuing to connect media, activism and healing, she developed programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project which trained at-risk youth and incarcerated men in filmmaking as a tool for transformation.