There’s a lot going on at A Community for Peace. Here’s a look at some of our upcoming events.
Foundation For Peaceful Communities and A Community For Peace are in partnership and collaboration with Activism Articulated with the 2nd Saturday events #2NDSATCLARA. The collaboration represents an alignment with the mission of PEACE and creating a space that is an accessible, inter-sectional and radically inclusive atmosphere for great art of all mediums and provides a platform of support for artists in underrepresented communities.
ABOUT Activism Articulated: Activism Articulated is an advocacy communications firm deeply committed to amplifying marginalized voices within the Sacramento community. The 2nd Saturday Events, in partnership with the CLARA center for the Performing Arts, create an accessible, inter-sectional and radically inclusive atmosphere for great art of all mediums and provides a platform of support for artists in underrepresented communities. http://www.activismarticulated.com/
The #2NDSATCLARA Events provide a new and innovative way to interact with art each month through day-long event offerings and community engagement in an accessible, intersectional and radically inclusive atmosphere. The purpose of this event is to give the Sacramento community a place and a platform to come together in an inclusive and judgment-free space to collaborate, celebrate and express themselves.
Dust off your pearls, get out that sparkly brooch you never thought you’d get to use, pack your brightest red lipstick, unfold that big ol’ church hat or, do yourself a favor, and leave those curlers in a little longer because this one's for all the mommas!
We are back, fresh off the heels of our last event, The Salt Ball, and we’re back with a vengeance only a momma could love.
We’ll begin the lovely day with Afro Yoga and the DIVA Market coming together to truly be apart of, bask in and enhance the community. So bring your wallets, and don’t be afraid to shoot your wad.
Next, host Overall Prince Dante of West Coast House Of Lauren will be whipping our hands in to shape with a Vogue Workshop, a How-To, if you will on what it takes to slay the judges and not bust your ass trying too hard. Covering the basics and legitimizing your ferocity in two classes:
12:30pm - 2pm
Vogue & Walking Fundamentals, taught by Overall Prince Dante Lauren
“Learn the basic elements of vogue, and what it means to walk a category in the House Ballroom Scene! Learn the basics, to start an interest and to begin your study of the House Ballroom Scene Arts! This class is for beginners, who may wish to walk tonight!”
Past that, it’s up to you alone to make sure there’s room for you and your moves as we begin the party. The room will get crowded and the seats will fill up so do yourself the service of not missing out on the front row view (first two rows will get the right kind of wet!) and get your VIP tickets. (With VIP, we’re hooking all you kiddies up with an open bar Happy Hour, snacks & treats, a VIP lounge and cut-the-line priority that’ll likely cause a fight with the plebeians that we’re glad to fight for you!)
The Vogue Battle, this time around, will have fresh, new and exciting categories!
Check this ish out:
VIRGIN (Translation for newbies via Dante Lauren: This is the category formerly known as “First-Time-At-A-Ball”… this is for those who have never walked a Ballroom floor, and either want to make a splash, or give it a try.)
a. Show those 5-elements in all white.
2. RUNWAY (Translation for newbies by Dante Lauren: This is not a dancing category. This is THE classic category of the House Ballroom Scene, and, it is simply, walking…)
a. Walk in all black.
FASHION (This is not a dancing category at all. This is not a “walking a runway” category. This is simply showing off your clothes with confidence! Showing off your style, your dress, your fabulousness, without any extra movements, or it is a chop!)
3. BEST DRESSED SPECTATOR
a. From head to toe, bring it like how mother taught you to dress for church in the South! (As a spectator, you do not walk again at this function.)
4. O.T.A. FACE (You MUST bring a mirror!)
a. “Now Mama told you to wash behind your ears! Bring a mirror and show her your beautiful face.”
5. O.T.A. SEX SIREN (Translation by Dante Lauren: This category is traditionally done nude, but for this event, you MUST cover your bits - anywhere a swimsuit would cover. You must be sexy, and confident in your body. Arouse the room, and especially the judges)
a. “Be Mama’s cowboy fantasy! Be Father’s Cowgirl temptation! A cowboy hat is a MUST!”
PERFORMANCE (“VOGUE”) (For newbies: THIS Is The Dancing Category.)
6. O.T.A. OLD WAY PERFORMANCE
a. “Mama Likes ZEST the old way! In the tangy colors of all Red, or all Orange, or all Green, or all Yellow, bring it in the classic style!”
b. $100 Sponsorship by Father Ryan Energi
7. O.T.A. VOGUE
a. “With dance mom’s a-plenty! Bring it like a little ballerina!”
8. REALNESS WITH A TWIST PERFORMANCE (THIS IS A GENDERQUEER/GENDERFUCK CATEGORY)
a. This is a two-10z category. 1st 10z, Schoolboy Realness: “You been a bad student, come to the principal’s office with a note from your Mother saying you’re sorry.” 2nd 10z: Vogue: “Show us that you been studying your 5-elements to get out of detention!”
9. O.T.A. UP IN PUMPS (Cross between performance and runway)
a. “Mama’s got tricks! And, showed you how to walk in heels! Now show us what you can do in pumps!” (Remember, Hands Performance gets you no points, we want to see you work those pumps!)
b. $50 Sponsorship by Overall Prince Dante Lauren
10. O.T.A. AMERICAN vs. EUROPEAN RUNWAY (Translation by Dante Lauren: This is not a dancing category. AMERICAN RUNWAY Walk butch, and masculine, like a male model, does. EUROPEAN RUNWAY. Walk soft, glide, and confident, like a female model slays any runway.)
a. “Dear Mother, I would like your child’s hand in marriage!” Come dressed like you are going ask for a blessing, with a gift…
REALNESS (Translation for newbies by Dante Lauren: This is not a dance category. This is THE traditional category. At the most basic level, you must be able to pass as cis in normalized heterosexual society. Your queerness, gayness, or transition, must be undetectable.)
11. TRANSMAN REALNESS
a. Mother knows best, and Father gotz yur back! Bring it like the Daddy, Zaddy, or Father a Mother needs.
12. O.T.A. EXECUTIVE REALNESS
a. She works hard for the money! Secretary Clinton, Oprah, and Michelle Obama know how to dress for business! Show us your politician campaign attire, and bring it with a political message!
OVERALL GRAND PRIZE
13. SPECTATORS’ CHOICE OVERALL DEAR MOTHER BALL GRAND PRIZE
a. Cheer for your overall champion! The audience chooses who gets tonight’s personal video shoot! For this prize, you will get your own professional commercial video taken at the ball, to create a commercial just for you, to promote yourself as a walker! (Video Shoot will be taken right after the ball is over.)
NO SEXISM. NO RACISM. NO VIOLENCE. NO AGEISM. NO HOMOPHOBIA. NO ABLEISM. NO TRANSPHOBIA. NO HATEFULNESS. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
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