Nominated in the Category of Dance
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According to the Shorty Awards: "They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re “werking” it to promote peace, so you might as well join the party. Created in response to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, the Washington, DC-based organization proves that dance can make a difference—in their case by using it as a platform to bring attention to LGBTQ+ issues. Werk for Peace activists organize dance-themed protests, receiving plenty of media attention when they dropped it like it’s hot in front of Mike Pence’s house. Their dance protest of the Senate healthcare bill garnered 247K+ views on their Facebook page, going viral via a number of news outlets. With Werk for Peace moving their bodies everywhere from Ivanka Trump’s house to the NRA’s headquarters, nobody is safe from these “ass-twerking” activists."
To learn more, check out http://shortyawards.com/10th/werkforpeace.