Due to the COVID-19 crisis this is an online virtual event. See below to join.
Monday, June 29th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Cumbe Dance, GRIOT Circle, and Brooklyn Community Pride Center invite you to join us for Generation Rebel Talks, a series of intergenerational conversations Celebrating Queer Spaces as a Source of Subversion and Solidarity.
Love is in the House:
How The Club Became The Home
House music was invented by Black and Brown queer people in the 1980’s. Born of struggle, the thumping bass line underscored a metamorphosis, our pain blooming into beauty. At it’s early aughts, the nightclubs that spun house music were some of the first spaces that lesbians of color felt safe to gather, to dance their liberation, felt a sense of home.
Ballroom culturedeveloped in parallel. When Black and Brown LGBTQ+ people were excluded from white Balls, they imagined their own wonderland with events that mixed drag, vogueing, modeling and performance. Out of these ballrooms came performance Houses, i.e. House of Ninja, House of Xtravaganza, complete with House Mothers and Fathers, that serve as a safe haven for disenfranchised youth.
In both instances, the house becomes the space to thrive, nightlife, the means for acceptance and safety.
Join this session via Zoom (Meeting ID: 852 7196 3872)