Check out the list of all of our upcoming and past events.
Check out the list of all of our upcoming and past events.
This week the Trump Administration gave Stephen Miller more power over the already violent and racist Department of Homeland Security. We’re going to show up loud and yiddish to say "Shande Shande Stephen Miller."
Get ready to demand #WERKNotWalls and celebrate migrants and refugees in front of Stephen Miller's house! From the egregious response to the migrant and refugee caravan to the Muslim ban, Stephen Miller is Donald Trump’s right hand when it comes to immigration policy. That’s why he is going to love it when a parade of hip-bumping, salsa-dancing, debke-stomping, booty-shaking queer and trans migrants and refugees [and allies] show up at his house to celebrate our existence and demand that the US #LetThemIn, #AbolishIce, and WERK for migrants and refugees, not against them.
On August 12, the Unite the Right rally will descend onto our city, bringing dozens of nazis and white supremacists into our communities. As a part of a larger collective and organizations working to combat white nationalism, get ready to join your friends, neighbors, and fabulous strangers for the #ResisDance!
The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Musically and more. Past winners include Tyler Oakley, Casey Neistat, Hannibal Buress, Malala Yousafzai, Jenna Marbles, J.K. Rowling, Adele, and DJ Khaled. WERK for Peace was nominated for a Shorty Award in the category of Dance.
With the Predator in Chief and his woman- and LGBT-hating sidekick Daddy Pence actively working to take our bodily autonomy, condone and excuse sexual violence, and silence survivors, get ready to #WERKforConsent! The Trump administration has worked tirelessly to silence and sideline individuals who experience sexual violence, especially those at the margins – queer and trans individuals, people of color, immigrants, sex workers, people with disabilities – who experience sexual violence at higher rates. Donald Trump himself has been accused by at least 19 women of sexual misconduct. It is time to uplift survivors’ voices and reclaim our bodily autonomy.
This class will benefit for Sanctuary DMV- a solidarity group of documented and undocumented people that pledge to resist the newly elected administration’s policy proposals to target and deport millions of immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities including those who are black, indigenous, Muslim, latinx, and LGBTQ+.
The senate majority leader needs to know that we will not give him and his cronies a pass to blatantly attack our communities. The Senate's version of repealing and replacing Obamacare will target the most vulnerable members of our communities. In defunding Planned Parenthood, dramatically cutting medicaid, and repealing taxes on the wealthy, the bill will leave millions without coverage and especially target women, people with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, low income people, people of color, and people who use mental health services.
A sweeping draconian religious freedom Executive Order is about to crash through our communities. According to numerous sources, the leaked draft is likely to be signed today. It has rollbacks for reproductive rights and religious freedom opt outs to any person, org, entity on moral objections to trans identities, premarital sex, and same-sex marriage. In response, we are heading to the White House to send a clear message to the nation that this bigotry and hate will not be tolerated in our city and in our country.
In collaboration with the People's Climate Movement and local queer, environmental, immigrant, and workers organizations, we will boogey, shimmey, and booty-shake down Pennsylvania Ave, taking a tour of all the locations that are currently working daily to keep us oppressed! We will make special stops at the White House, the District Building, Department of Justice, Trump Hotel, EPA, IRS, Department of Labor, and Congress. Then in a glittery show of loving, glamourous, and fabulous hip-shaking, head-thumping, fist-pumping, booty-shaking celebration, we will demand justice and turn-up the ResisDANCE to a whole other level.
It's time to WERK for Mother Earth. Last Tuesday, the Trump administration passed an Executive Order rolling back environmental regulations and slashed funding to the EPA, essentially halting the Federal progress the US has made in slowing the pace of climate change and on promoting clean energy. In response, get ready to shake what your Mamma Earth gave ya and WERK it for climate justice! Thankfully, Ivanka Trump, “BFF of the gays,” supposed climate czar, and brand new employee of the Trump Administration has invited us to come and party in her neighborhood, leaving behind biodegradable glitter that will sparkle in the moonlight. It turns out Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon, Sec. of State and Putin’s BFF, lives right next door!
JOIN US on the North Side of the White House from 5:30- 8 pm for a rally and dance protest celebrating the lives of trans people of color and trans youth.
The Trump administration has made it clear that the lives of trans youth are disposable by rescinding Title IX transgender guidance issued last year by President Obama.
Title IX protects transgender students and requires school districts to respect and affirm the lives of trans youth including access to appropriate services and facilities. Misgendering a trans person is an act of violence! Forcing trans youth to conform with oppressive gender performance and presentation is an act of violence!
Come join the qockblockade brigade as we hold a queer anti-Inauguration party at a security checkpoint! In the face of threats to our safety and our rights, we want to remind Inauguration attendees, as well as the world, that we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re not going back in the closet.
The homo/transphobic Mike Pence has graciously invited us to shake our booties and bodies in front of/around his house in Chevy Chase. We plan on leaving behind [biodegradable] glitter and rainbow paraphinalia that he can NEVER forget. #WeAreQueer #WeAreHere #WeWillDance That's right, get ready to WERK it and tell Daddy Pence: homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country!
Congress has been on recess for seven weeks and in this time over 4,400 people have died from gun violence. Join CODEPINK, WERK for Peace,Gays Against Guns DC, and a broad coalition of intersectional gun violence prevention groups to dance and die-in for peace.
On the 14th of every month, the monthly anniversary of Newtown (Sandy Hook), a group of gun violence prevention and gun sense activists come together to protest the NRA and honor the victims. This month, we are bringing the power of dance to the NRA to claim space, join together, and dance for peace.
That's right, get ready to tell our government that we demand change! WERK for Peace, in collaboration with Code Pink, calls on YOU to come out and shake your money maker for peace - in front of the US Capitol. In honor and memory of the victims at Pulse Nightclub, we demand that our government changes gun laws (paid for by the NRA) and ends homophoic policies that contribute to the oppression of LGBTQAI+ individuals.