Thrill the World Portland 2016 is a benefit for SMYRC & Sankofa Collective.

We have been a benefit event supporting SMYRC, Portland’s Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center, for the last nine years. This year, we are splitting our proceeds between SMYRC and the Sankofa Collective, which until recently was the Black Chapter of Portland’s PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.


We ask five dollars per dancer, to be collected at our official event. Larger donations are always welcomed, of course. Our instructors and organizers arrange and teach this dance out of love, not least out of the organizations who receive our donations and the people those organizations serve.


For more information on SMYRC, visit their webpage. To read up on Sankofa, this article in PQ Monthly gives some history.


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