Thursday, 17 April 2014


Props to ARIKA and VOGUE'OLOGY for this event, looks incredible!

From the Facebook event page:

Master BallStar Weekend
April 16-21, 2014

The Vogue’ology collective and the collaborators involved in bringing all these events together are concerned with the history and collective power of the Ballroom scene as well as what the scene has to say about issues of fundamental concern to the liberation struggles of our era, such as poverty, racism, sexual and gender oppression, and access to housing, healthcare, education and food. The collective’s overarching goal is to establish the Ballroom Freedom and Free School, a venue within which the Ballroom community can investigate and respond to the intersection of oppressions that affects its members as well as many other communities. This series of events are being organised to help formulate an initial set of propositions for the Ballroom Freedom and Free School’s curriculum and structure. Come and join us.

Wednesday 16th April 2014
Transmen in Conversation - BY INVITE ONLY
Talk The Walk: Transmen and The Ballroom Community Union Theological Seminary
Sponsored by Destination Tomorrow

Thursday 17th April, 2014
Ballroom Town Hall Meeting - OPEN TO ALL
The New School, Lang Café, 65 West 11th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Community meeting to discuss some of the prevalent concerns impacting the ballroom community. The community has experienced tremendous rates of death over the past 7/8 years. This meeting is the first in a series of national community conversations regarding future of the Ballroom scene.

Friday 18th April, 2014
Literary Reflections of Ballroom - OPEN TO ALL
The Orozco Room, The New School
Rm. A712, 66 West 12th Street
Featuring Marlon Bailey, author of the ethnographic study, Butch Queen Up in Pumps, Gerard Gaskin, author of the photography book, Legendary, Dominique Jackson aka Tyra Allure Ross, author of the autobiography, The Transsexual from Tobago, and Douglas Says, author of The Red Dress, conversations with the women for whom he has designed.

Saturday 19th April 2014
Icon Dinner - BY INVITE ONLY
Holiday Inn
Honoring Icons from Ballroom’s Red Era (1986-1990). This is the era when Ballroom expanded out of New York to Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC; new houses were established; and, many elders were lost to AIDS.

Sunday 20th April 2014
Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery
The Dome, MoMA-PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
Who is called to walk? The list is revealed.
12 noon-6pm

Sunday 20th April 2014
The Road to Mastery Rumble Ball
Club Escuelitas
301 W. 39th St
The battles for mastery begins.
Doors Open at Midnight

Monday 21st April 2014
Vogue Knights
Club Escuelitas
301 W. 39th St
The Master Class

Collaborators: Arika, Vogue’ology Collective, NY Black Pride, MoMA PS1, Georgeous Entertainment, Issue Project Room and Destination Tomorrow2

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