Waacking Workshop

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When: July 26, 2021 at 3pm - 5pm


Join us this Pride season in learning a funky style of dance that is rooted in queer and trans history. We will have the opportunity to learn about the history and elements of waacking, as well as explore how our unique bodies move. 

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 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. * 
 
★★Things to have with you ★★ 
 
 Water 
 Comfortable clothing to dance in (and/or a change of clothes if you want) 

Please register on the Camp Out website at: https://campout.ubc.ca/come-to-camp-virtual-edition/ 
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ACCESIBILITY

The event 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 YouthCO peer facilitators and a guest facilitator. The private meeting link will only be provided to confirmed participants

This event is FREE and open to youth ages 16-29 years old. 

If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please get in touch with us by texting Bill at 604-445-5678 or emailing us at [email protected]!

Mycelium Description 

Mycelium is space for queer & trans youth 16-29 across what is currently known as BC, where we gather to center healing, pleasure, and justice in our lives as we envision and create a world liberated from HIV & Hep C stigma. 

We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV & Hep C 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. 

Land Acknowledgement 

Mycelium events take place on traditional, unceded territories of various First Nations in what is now colonially referred to as ‘British Columbia’. We hold this fact in our hearts and actions throughout our work at Mycelium. Our team is committed to an ongoing process of learning what it means to do work on this land in a way that brings us closer to Indigenous Sovereignty.  

Mycelium offers online and in person programs organized by coordinators based on the traditional, unceded territories of the  

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) 

səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil Waututh) 

 xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) 

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) 

S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) 

Qayqayt 

Stz’uminus  

Lheidli T'enneh  

Dakehl Keyoh 

We invite you to find out what territory you will be joining this event from by visiting https://www.whose.land/en/.