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Nerdy Thursday – Social Justice Night
January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
The place to enjoy books, cocktails, music, and interesting people. Connect with new circles of nerds and geek out on history, fashion, and art as our signature cocktails elevate the vibe.
Nerdy Thursdays are curated by BGX Founder & Lead Creative, Kamau Ware and William Ellis, BGX Experience Curator.
Complimentary signature gin cocktails courtesy of Hendricks.
Our Winter Season begins January 18 with Social Justice Night, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in our uniquely nerdy, artsy way.
Taja Lindley is a healer and an activist, creating socially engaged artwork that reflects and transforms audiences, shifts culture and moves people to action. She uses movement, text, installation, ritual, burlesque, and multi-media to create immersive works that are concerned with freedom, healing and pleasure. She is currently developing a body of work recycling and repurposing discarded materials.
Moved by the non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering draws parallels between discarded materials and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States. Through performance and installation, Lindley repurposed trash bags to re-member, honor and value the Black lives we have lost due to police violence. In this post-Ferguson moment, Lindley is imagining how to recycle the energy of protest, rage, and grief into creating a world where, indeed, Black lives matter.