The Keeping Ballroom Community Alive Network (KBCAN) presents the Second Annual Ballroom Symposium! This event is designed to unite NYC LGBTQ communities of color in an effort to highlight the collective talents of the city’s house and ball community via fashion, art and dialogue. This year’s theme is reclaiming the narrative; In the face of structural oppression, increasing visibility of state-sanctioned violence and police brutality, erasure and growing health disparities, how do we ensure that our life stories and histories are truly our own?
KBCAN is comprised of activists, advocates, cultural workers, artists, visionaries, healthcare professionals, researchers and theologians. We are dedicated to actualizing a world where the ballroom community, and more importantly, the most marginalized are liberated through unapologetic radical love, self-mobilization, and transformative healing.