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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.


golden collier

golden collier is a radical facilitator and multidisciplinary artist living in Philadelphia, PA. A double virgo, they deeply enjoy supporting their communities through creative and organizational work. They are a member of Soapbox Community Printshop back home, and in their spare... Read More →

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