Join for a virtual lecture on a topic where queerness and the blues intersect!
Writer & instructor Grey Armstrong will give a virtual lecture on a topic of his choice in the intersection of queerness and the blues. This lecture will be streamed online, as well as streamed in the space at Dance Union. At Dance Union, afterwards, there will be DJed music and social dancing.
7:30-9:00pm ET - Online lecture with Grey Armstrong (also streamed at Union)
9:00-10:00pm ET - Social dancing in person
Sliding scale $10-25, admission covers the whole night. No one turned away due to lack of funds.
Address for in-person: 16 Bow St, Somerville, MA
About Grey Armstrong: Grey Armstrong is a blues dancer, writer and instructor of Black culture, history, and dance. His work focuses on unpacking unconscious bias, cross-cultural communication, in additional to culture formation. He also travels the world teaching African American vernacular dances and giving lectures of Black history and culture. He is the founder of the popular blog and website Obsidian Tea, which explores themes of the Black experience and culture, Anti-racism Praxis, developing cultural competency and the evolving relationship between Black and white Americans in the United States from the trans Atlantic slave trade onwards.
Grey loves teaching, tea, blues and of course cats.
We're still rebuilding, re-envisioning, & trying out new formats, so this is still a Union Foundations event, and not an official reopening.
COVID SAFETY (in-person)
-Proof of vaccination required (including booster if J&J or 2nd dose was 6+ months ago). If you have a medical exception or if you have questions, please reach out to the Union email address.
-N95, KN95, or KF95 masks required (we'll have some if you don't).
-HEPA filter in the venue.
-If you test positive within 10 days of attending, email BostonBluesUnion(at) gmail(dot)com, so other attendees can be informed.
**If you have questions or think you'll be unable to meet these guidelines, email us before you decide to attend**
More on covid policies: https://bluesunionboston.com/code-of-conduct/#covid-policies
-Gender-neutral single stall bathrooms
-Soft chairs for sitting/resting
-Not wheelchair accessible - the venue is up a flight of stairs
-As much as possible for you, please refrain from wearing/using synthetically fragranced products such as perfume, cologne, and body spray (such as Axe) and fragranced hand sanitizers to help keep the space accessible to chemical-allergy & migraine sufferers.
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