Dance Company + Record Label + Liberation Garden

The INAUGURATION LIBERATION CELEBRATION is a collaboration between The Haus of Glitter Dance Company, Brick x Brick, Clam Jam Brass Band, PDA Collective and The Wide Awakes.

Inauguration Liberation Celebration is an exaltation of joy, endurance, power and peace. We rejoice in freedom from the terror of him —— not worthy of name. We ceremonialize his ejection from the Oval Office, for the people and by the people. We celebrate and acknowledge the first Black, South Asian American Woman Vice President of the United States.

For the last 4 years, we have been gaslit, assaulted, and belittled under the oppressive regime of 45. We take this moment as a joyful coming out-- a shedding of Brick x Brick into an exciting new chapter. We are Wide Awake and ready to Jam.

So LET'S GET LOUD!, not because the job is done, but because dissent is the long game. Inauguration Liberation Celebration is a rallying cry. It is a collective voice speaking out against the oppression and murder of Black People, Indigenous People and People of Color. It is for reparations. For equity for People with Disabilities. For LGBTQ equality. Equity for all immigrants, whether they are residents or undocumented. For Womxn’s rights over their own bodies. We rally for the abolishment of the police state and mass incarceration. For the dismantling of racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, islamaphobia, anti-semitism, agism, sexism, ableism and white supremacy and the systems and institutions that uphold these paradigms.

In our continued awakening, we persist in the work. We resist but we do it in joyful resilience!—— in song and dance, and in step with the Ancestors. We celebrate our Blackness, our otherness, our diversity, our divine femininity. We celebrate how far we've come but will not rest on account of how far we have to go! So in joyful resistance, we invite you to join us and together LET'S GET LOUD! ¡Pa’lante!







Use #InaugurationLiberationCelebration on instagram + facebook and tag us so that we can repost and spread the love: @wideawakes @wideawakesri @forfreedoms @_brickxbrick_ @theglittergoddesses @pdacollective @clamjambrass @jlo @Syde-Sho Media @hurricanehillri

Who is PDA?

We are Public Displays of Affection Collective (PDA Collective), a collective of artists, designers, performers, educators and community organizers working towards social justice and equity through performance, joy and relationship building. Our group is reaching out to gauge your interest in a collaboration.

Who is Clam Jam Brass Band?

We are an explicitly Anti-racist, Anti-oppressive, Womxn’s activist Brass and party Band sent here to deliver a [soul]cial justice message and a good time. We are a group of strong, powerful, women of all ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, income levels, sexual orientations, and beliefs. The group believes strongly in the empowerment of all Womxn. We share a common goal of making the world a more equitable place, and by using our instruments as weapons and raising our voices, we can bring attention to the causes in our communities and our nation. We support Womxn of all races, ethnicities, sexualities, classes, and creeds.

Who is The Haus of Glitter Dance Company?

The Haus of Glitter Dance Company works, through movement and choreography, to shift the energetic center of the universe towards Queer Feminist BIPOC Liberation. In the work we share and co-create with audiences, we strive to embody ancestral liberation, healing and love in every step and every breath of our creative process and pedagogy. Our choreography aims to reach beyond the stage and into the streets; into our homes; into our institutions; into our hearts. At the intersection of Queer Feminist BIPoC cultural preservation + spacekeeping, historical intervention, social practice, concert dance, public spectacle, immersive interdisciplinary performance theatre, and protest/performance art, The Haus of Glitter Dance Co. primarily performs Contemporary and Traditional West-African/Afrobeats, House, Vogue, Breakdance, Hip Hop, and Theatrical forms of movement such as puppetry, drag, mask and the pedestrian. The Haus of Glitter Dance Company, based in Providence, RI, is proud to be part of the Glitter Goddess Collective.

Who are the Wide Awakes?

A little backstory, in case you are not already familiar, in 2020 artist Hank Willis Thomas, as ‘For Freedoms’, resurrected a movement founded in the 1860s called ‘The Wide Awakes’. The Wide Awakes began as an outspoken youth group of 19th-century abolitionists who helped to elect Abraham Lincoln. Thomas's Wide Awakes defines itself as “a network of like minds who create in the name of liberation, artist sovereignty, and the evolution of society" that aims "to radically reimagine the future and enable self-emancipation", according to its mission statement. We are down with every aspect of this open-source movement.