Why Blues Dancing and Racial Justice?
Blues Dance influences span a complex network of communities, experiences, and histories, many originating from poor communities of color. Blues dancers, through our love of blues music and blues dance, are intrinsically connected to and enmeshed with Black communities.
Blues Dance communities are coordinating with local Fusion dance communities for the cause, hosting their own parties and live music stream.
Thank you for supporting racial justice!
Altogether, 30+ parties across the globe raised $14,258 for local, POC (people of color) -led racial justice organizations.
Thanks to everyone who came out and danced, donated, or bid on some of those outrageous auction items. See you again next year!
Locations of local parties:
Europe + Canada
Bristol, UK --> Refugee Women of Bristol
Glasgow, Scotland --> Unity Centre
Toronto, Canada --> UNITY Charity
Valencia, Spain --> AIAD (Asociación Intercultural África Diáspora)
Vancouver, BC --> Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center Society
Bergamo, Italy (Private)
Grass Valley, CA
New Haven, CT
Oakland, CA (Fusion Party) --> Sogorea Te' Land Trust
Oakland, CA (Blues Party)
Portland, OR (Ragtime PDX Studio Party) --> Self Enhancement, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA --> Black & Brown Workers Coalition
Santa Rosa, CA
Washington DC --> OneDC