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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.

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Alexsarah "Golden" Collier

Womanist Trililance/Double Union
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... Read More →


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