The WMW 3.0 Curatorial Team was created to pull together artists, makers, and cultural producers whose work was deeply inspired by The Watermelon Woman as well as Cheryl’s artistic practice.
Erin Christovale is a curator and film programmer based in Los Angeles focusing on film/video within the African Diaspora. Her ongoing project; Black Radical Imagination is a touring film program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative.
Vivian Crockett is a PhD candidate in art history at Columbia University. She is an independent researcher, scholar, and curator focusing largely on art of African diasporas, (Afro) Latinx diasporas, and Latin America at the varied intersections of race, gender, and queer theory.
Melorra Green, M.A.Ed is a curator, radio show host, activist, and designer. She graduated magna cum laude from Tennessee State University in Nashville before moving to San Francisco to study Motion Pictures & Television at the Academy of Art University. She became a Co-Executive Producer for the SF Black Film Festival in 2005. She is a member of the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco Executive Committee and the SF Graffiti Advisory Board.
Melonie J. Green is curator, artist, radio show host, and activist. Melonie began volunteering for the SF Black Film Festival in 2002 and became Co-Executive Producer with her twin sister, Melorra Green in 2005. The film festival experience paved the way for their previous business venture, Infin8 Sync, LLC, a creative events and production company that uses “out of the box” techniques to promote student and independent artists to create platforms for networking.
Natasha R. Johnson, J.D. is an academic, activist, artist and attorney. As an Assistant Professor she teaches under a social justice framework and as an attorney she founded Globalizing Gender, a non-profit organization committed to creating a gender-just world. Both her curatorial and artworks sit at the intersection of educating and advocating for gender justice.
Dorothy R. Santos is a Bay Area-based writer, editor, curator, and educator. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, board member for SOMArts Cultural Center, and teaches in the Digital Art and New Media department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.