Twerk the Inauguration: WOC/Feminist Twerkshop w Shakia Williams
Straight out of New Orleans Bounce with roots in West African ritual dance, twerking celebrates black fem(me)inine folks’ bodies, spirits, and power. Join Shakia Williams of Her Sins Burlesque & Cabaret to shake what your mama gave you and twerk for black and brown, cis and trans* women’s empowerment! We invite you to connect with your body and your community as we move together like nasty women; claim our bodies as our own, ungrabbable assets; and share strategies for self-care and community-building.
No previous dance experience required, and all are welcome to participate! No observers please.
Each workshop will run approximately 75 minutes, including warm up and cool down
Date and time: January 20
Twerkshops at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm
Location: The Glickman Center, CLA 1.302B
Sponsored by the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, in collaboration with Dr. Omise’eke Tinsley’s AFR/WGS course: Beyonce Feminism/Rihanna Womanism.