What is the Day of the Dead Dance?
The annual GSA Halloween Dance has taken a whole new turn. As part of our commitment to an inclusive community, we are using this year’s Halloween Dance to celebrate the Day of the Dead, better known in Mexican cultures as Dia de los Muertos. An official Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos is also celebrated by many others around the world as a day to remember family who have passed away. Alters are dedicated to loved ones with their favorite food and drink on them. Many people visit cemeteries and decorate headstones. It is a day of remembrance and reconnecting with lost loved ones. On the outside looking in, much of the symbolism may seem morbid or even humorous. Skulls, skeletons, combined with bright colors and shiny decorations seem to be in stark contrast to one another. When we consider that this is a day of celebration of the dead, rather than mourning of the dead, it is easier to understand why families celebrate the way they do.
Come celebrate with us! The dance is open to all youth from ages 13-19. Wear a costume or come as your fabulous self.
The dance is open to all youth from ages 13-19.
November 1st, 7pm-10pm.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington
3564 Clays Mill Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40503
$10 per person
A change in plans since the last post. We will have pizza and fun on May 28 to celebrate the end of school. Please come and bring friends. 7 to 9 pm at the Pride Center, 389 Waller Ave.
Other GSA meetings will include:
Tuesday, June 4 Food and Leadership Training. Everyone that attends on this night will receive either of gift certificate to Sqecial Media or to the KY Theater. ”Leadership” is not limited to the person willing to lead a GSA, we will talk about other ways to help you have a GSA in every school! We will play a game that helps build group solidarity.
Tuesday June 11 Michael, Henry Clay GSA Leader, will present some information about Gender Identities, followed by a discussion. We will have two young adults willing to share information and answer questions about being transsexual. Everyone that attends will be given another incentive gift certificate or one of last years Pride Festival shirts.
During our summer sessions we will talk about sexuality, religion, including Paganism, Buddhism, Christianity, and various forms of non-belief. and other topics that are chosen by youth. Please come and bring friends any Tuesday night from 7 to 9.
We will have GSA meetings all summer, every Tuesday from 7 to 9 at the Pride Center, 389 Waller Ave. On June 4 we will have a party to celebrate the end of school. We’ll eat pizza and possibly watch a movie.
We are planning a number of leadership workshops this summer. Anyone wanting to help lead their school GSA next year should come. Attendees will receive incentives for each session they attend such as a pass to the KY Theater, a gift certificate to Sqecial Media, or other items. If you attend 2 out of 3 you will get a great GSA t-Shirt. We will also have other incentives every time we have a training workshop.
We are planning our topics for the summer now so if you have an interest in a topic let us know. Religion? sexuality? How to be happy? Gender Identity? You can email or facebook any of the advisers or wrote on our facebook page. email@example.com