Waacking Vol. 2

Due to popular demand, virtual waacking class is back for the month of May!

With roots in Westcoast underground clubs in the 70s, Waacking is a style of dance that is deeply rooted in queer and trans self-expression and resilience. With the glamour of old Hollywood and the funky rhythms of 70s disco, your arms and bodies will start dancing by itself!

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the history of queer dance and learn a few moves for yourself! You can meet and hangout with other cool queer and trans people while dancing too!

We will be participating in this beginner level waacking class through a virtual platform called zoom.

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This is a beginner level class. No prior dance experience is required, this is a wonderful opportunity for both folks who have never attended a dance class and folks who have previous dance experiences alike. Either way, this is great for us to explore our bodies through movement!

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To participate in this event, please RSVP below! We will reach out to you before the event and share the private link.


The Zoom virtual space will start at 3:30pm.


To get in touch with us, please email Bill at bill@youthco.org!

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ABOUT US

Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans young people ages 16 to 30 years old to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about our sexual health!

We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure.

This event will be taking place on the unceded traditional ancestral territories of the Stó:lō, Kwantlen, Qayqayt, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Semiahmoo, Tsleil-Waututh, and Tsawwassen nations.

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ACCESS INFO

This event is FREE and open to youth ages 16-30 years old.

The will be held over Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Participants will need access to a device with a screen, sound, mic and internet capabilities like a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop to participate.

The event will be facilitated by 2 YouthCO peer facilitators, and a local dance instructor and the private meeting link will only be provided to confirmed participants.

If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Bill at: bill@youthco.org for more information.

 

Check out our facebook event and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/238133387274933/

WHEN
May 23, 2020 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm
WHERE
Zoom - Virtual Video Conference Platform
CONTACT
Bill ·

Will you come?


YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!