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Saturday, June 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Don't Stop! Get it, Get it: A Pan African History of Twerk

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Twerking is a Black dance tradition originating in West Africa with a rich history in the black belt region of the south. This tradition has been co-opted by white culture in ways that obscure its richness, technical virtuosity, and uses for healing. We will honor this rich cultural tradition and explore West African origins of twerk, various schools of black belt region twerking, and examples of twerk music throughout history while reflecting on its evolution within black cultures.


Alexsarah "Golden" Collier

Golden Collier is an artist, teacher, and organizer living in Oakland. They are the founder of Womanist Trilliance, an Allied-Media Sponsored Project that seeks to celebrate the overlooked, nonetheless brilliant, historical and contemporary leadership of black women, queers, and trans folk through the arts, media activism, public education, and community events. They are also a DJ, filmmaker, proud hufflepuff, huge Motorcrush nerd, sober babe, and all around gender-wavy Wakandan denizen., Womanist Trilliance/Diasporan Savant Press
Alexsarah "Golden" Collier is a creative, activist, musician, and writer from the deep, black, magical south. Executive Directior of Double Union, the nation's largest Feminist Maker Space. Creator of womanist trilliance on soundcloud, and combahee radio. Teaching member of Girl Army... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Student Center: Room 020

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