Welcome to the Board!
We are pleased to announce that Dr.Yewande Pearse and Céline Kuklowsky have been elected to join the NAVEL’s Board of Directors as Collective Representatives for 2020. We are also excited to announce that the board has elected former Collective Representative Angela Seo, and Randall Sarafa to join for a three year term.
Every year, two Collective Residents are elected by the Collective to serve on the NAVEL Board of Directors for a period of one year. Their primary responsibility is to represent the voice of the Collective in Board decision-making, as well as to foster community and support for the Collective Residents.
Lastly, we would like to extend our thanks and sincere grattitude to outgoing Collective Representative Blaine O’Neill for their outstanding contribution and support to the organization and community while serving on the Board of Directors throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020.
Learn more about the new board members below!
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“I’m excited to continue to be a part of Navel, a space that strives for inclusion, experimentation, and connection.”
Céline Kuklowsky is a researcher, educator, former community organizer, and trauma informed embodiment teacher with a background in dance and theater. She has worked for over a decade on grassroots campaigns fighting for community owned housing and land. She has worked on policy related to sustainability and climate change in LA and co-founded the LA Coop Lab. Her current interests lie at the intersection of social justice, trauma and movement and she will be pursuing a PhD in the fall.
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“I am excited to be part of building the radical experimental space that is NAVEL and helping shape new models for collectively-owned resources.”
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“In just a few years, NAVEL has inspired a community of performers, thinkers, organizers, and artists to develop important new ways of collaborating and making space. I’m so thrilled to be apart of this community and to help NAVEL grow and realize its goals.”
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“Culture and community have always been central to my life. For over a decade, I found both in the London music scene. In Los Angeles, it’s NAVEL that best represents that for me now. Serving on the Board of Directors is such a privilege and my hope is that I will be able to hear and communicate the needs of its community, and lend my perspective on how NAVEL can grow as a conscious, relevant and progressive organization.”