Black music, Black dance, Black excellence, and Black culture are undoubtedly centered in the weekly space we curate. Central to Black liberation and anti-racism efforts is self-care so that folks can soldier on as their fully empowered and nurtured selves. Two-thirds of our team are Black people and decidedly called in Black on June 4 -- to breathe, to heal, to tend to the sting of the trauma of recent events compounded by a history of disregard for Black life. And as a full team, we declaratively know and say that Black Lives Matter, and as we always do, we make decisions that keep it real and respect where our energies are as individuals, as well as a collective. So, we took a pause. And now we're back. Because, as Rhome so wisely put it, "The Revolution needs Dance Breaks."
And we also encourage folks to take time to reflect, research, and redefine how to live an actively anti-racist life.
Statement written by Aysha
Below resources shared by Emily
Not an exhaustive list by any means, but here are a few resources to get you going.
Document created by: Anna Stamborski, M. Div Candidate (2022) ; Nikki Zimmermann, M. Div candidate (2021); Bailie Gregory, M. Div, M.S. Ed.
THE PARTY LINE: YOUR #TBT ZOOM ROOM TURN-UP
As soon as #shelterinplace was announced, Emily and Aysha joined forces with DJ Stylus to find a way to bring the Party to your living room.
Join us every 2nd & 4th Thursday as we connect over feel-good old-school jams, quarantine cocktails, and whatever else is happening in your world.
PARTY LINE DETAILS
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday
6-8pm PST // 9-11pm EST
Donations welcome - 100% of the proceeds support our DJ + other artists/orgs affected by COVID-19.
*Click HERE to see a list of folks your donations have supported.
Rocking with you from coast to coast, this is a rare opportunity for the three of us to combine forces!
Spreading joy, not germs.
And a reminder that we're #alonetogether.