Interview between Luana and Chancellor Dr. Mark W. Rocha inspired by the book, What Makes That Black? The African American Aesthetic in American Expressive Culture. The interview was part of the college’s “Another Way To Be” series.

“I have quoted Dr. Rocha in my lecture review series, so it was a real honor to speak with him during this podcast.” Luana

Book Signing

June 2, 2018 Sacramento Black Book Festival — 2018 Theme: “Creating a Legacy”

Sacramento Book Fair

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Author Book Talk at 1:30 in the WCIC Board Room

Book Fair Program – Map is on page 7

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Participant in Panel Discussion: Hosted by Halifu Osumare

March 3-4, 2018 Black Choreographer’s Festival: Here and Now—Next Wave, Laney College

Workshops / Lectures

April 11, 2018 • CCSF 50 Phelan, SF • Lecture: “Opening Up American Art: The African American Aesthetic”

August 3-5, 2018 Dance Educator’s Coalition of Minnesota

Luana Workshop in St Paul, Mn

Feb 16, 2017 (4-5:30p) – Luana at San Francisco State University:

“Blackness and the Arts of America: Highlighting the African American Aesthetic in American Expressive Arts”

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‘What Makes That Black’
For nearly three decades Luana has been performing as a dancer across the nation. A highly regarded professor of dance and culture, Luana has authored a new book “What Makes That Black ?”. It’s a message that opening our eyes, minds, and hearts to all cultures in America would deeply enrich our lives and society.