2nd Annual Ballroom Symposium
House and Ball community (i.e. ballroom scene) within the United States is a national subculture comprised of Black and Latino/a LGBTQ youth and adults. Evolving from Harlem drag balls throughout the Harlem Renaissance (1930’s), ballroom provides a platform which celebrates all forms of gender and sexual expression. Ballroom is organized into two categories: houses and balls. Houses are run by mothers and fathers who recruit and groom children to compete in balls. Balls are extravagant, competitive social events held by ballroom scene participants. During balls, houses compete for social status, trophies, and cash. The ballroom scene provides many Black and Latino/a youth and adults with a chosen kinship structure through which vital resources are obtained.
YOUR donation is needed to ensure that the event is a success! All donations will cover costs associated with hosting the event.
As a token of our appreciation, with your permission, all donators will be listed in the program guide. Find out more below!
Location: The New School
Date: October 2016 (Halloween Weekend)
Saturday, October 30: 2nd Annual Ballroom Symposium
Sunday, October 31: The FREEDOM Ball: Keeping The Ki Alive Part 2
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