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.
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.
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.