YOU BETTA WERK celebrates the convergence of two seminal liberation movements that emerged out of Harlem; The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the House and Ballroom Scene. These distinct liberation movements can be understood as aftershocks of the Great Migration, where massive population shifts of black Americans from the rural south to urban centers transformed political and creative cultures and provoked new ways of organizing.
Guests include Davarian Baldwin, a scholar of black urbanism and the Great Migration; Alicia Garza, special projects director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter; Uri McMillan, a scholar of performance and queer studies; and Kevin Omni Burrus. Dance artist niv Acosta presents a performative response on the activist possibilities of gathering. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1KaBa7c