This week at Blues Union

Virtual Union: January 7, 2021

Monthly check-in on personal goals related to anti-racism. 8:00-9:15pm EST

We check in on what we each did last month for anti-racism actions & our goals for next month. Each person sets their own goals, but can get help from the group if needed (can be around work, neighborhood, personal education/growth, family, dance, etc.).

The group goal is to help us all stay on track or get back on track with our anti-racism work, and to be in community around these actions.

Everyone is encouraged to join, regardless of whether you joined the previous months or not and whether you met your goals or not. ❤

If you don’t have an idea for what to set as your goal/actions, we have something you can do! https://blacklivesmatter.com/black-lives-matter-global…/

Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/76971193890…

Virtual Union: December 3

Monthly check-in on personal goals related to anti-racism. 8:00-9:15pm EST

Everyone is encouraged to join, regardless of whether you joined the previous month(s) or not, whether you met your goal(s) or not… This is a time to check in, help each other clarify goals, get back on track if needed, and be in community around these actions.

If you don’t have an idea for what to set as your goal/actions, we have something you can do! https://blackandpinkpenpals.org/card-campaign/

Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/76971193890…

Virtual Union: November 5

Monthly check-in on personal goals related to anti-racism. 8:00-9:15pm EST

This time, we’ll have some general decompression time at the beginning, to hold space for processing, before we talk about goals.

Everyone is encouraged to join, regardless of whether you joined the previous month(s) or not, whether you met your goal(s) or not… This is a time to check in, help each other clarify goals, get back on track if needed, and be in community around these actions.

If you don’t have an idea for what to set as your goal/actions, we have something you can do.

Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/76971193890…

Virtual Union: October 22

Join us for a 2-hour online intensive with expert instructor Damon Stone (http://damonstone.dance/about)! This is a dance class, but will also contain some lecture/historical material.

Topic: Texas Shuffle / Sand footwork (7:oo-9:oom EST)
Texas Shuffle is a footwork-focused dance from the clubs of California (surprise!), danced to West Cost Blues.
Texas Shuffle demo’ed from 7:55 to 9:38 and Sand from 9:57 to 11:36: https://youtu.be/MhHMKqvxGH4?t=475

This class is appropriate for:
– dancers without a partner OR with a partner
– dancers who are new to OR experienced with Texas Shuffle / Sand footwork

Photo credit: Ben Hejkal Photography

Suggested donation $5-25*. Get your tickets here:
https://withfriends.co/…/virtual_dance_intensive_with…

*If finances are a barrier, please let us know and we can work with you to make this accessible.

Virtual Union: October 15

Monday, Oct 12th is Indigenous Peoples Day! In celebration of that, we’ll be hosting a movie night to watch Rumble, a documentary about Native American contributions to American popular music (including blues!).

We’ll be asking folks to rent the movie*: https://www.rumblethemovie.com/about
^After you click that link, the purple section at the very top has many options for where to get it.The night of, we’ll gather and hang out for a bit, then count down to all start the movie together, no need to worry about movie streaming platforms.

Schedule:

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST- Gather, hang out, say hi

8:00 PM – 9:45 PM EST – Movie time!

Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83905388621…

*If finances are a barrier to you for this, please let us know. The movie was produced by an Aboriginal-owned film and television production company, so we’re hoping to have folks rent/buy the movie, to give some sweet financial support.
http://rezolutionpictures.com/