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Zumba Dancing For The Community In Queens / by Tennessee Jane Watson | June 13, 2014

Zumba Dancing For The Community In Queens

Most people don’t do Zumba to take part in community organizing. But in New York there’s a class with an activist twist that’s offering fitness for free. It’s helping immigrant women lend each other support. Veronica Ramirez, also known as Vero, said she started teaching the classes because she was struggling with depression and thought exercise would help her get out of her slump. The class is a way to make roots in a new community. Outside of class, the women work together on everything from preventing domestic violence to marching for immigrant rights.


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Tennessee Jane Watson

Tennessee Jane Watson is an independent media artist whose practice focuses on documenting creative and supportive ways of encouraging rebellious thinking and action. Watson is the co-producer of Wage/Working, an oral history project that archives stories about labor in a jukebox. She received her MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.

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