Dustin M. Wax
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME POSTPONES LIVE AUCTION FUNDRAISER
In deference to and support of the Black Lives Movement, the Burlesque Hall of Fame postpones fundraising event.
May 31, 2020 – WORLDWIDE– In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and protesters and activists across the country and around the world, the Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) museum has decided to postpone its auction fundraiser planned for this Friday, June 5th.
We strongly stand against racism and violence. We stand with all who fight against systemic racism, white supremacy, and the historic oppression of the Black community.
Now is the time to give space and attention to the Black Lives Matter movement, to the protesters, to the communities affected by the violence perpetrated by outsiders and to all those in the People of Color community, especially our Black community members.
“The arts have long enjoyed the talents and contributions of Black people from around the world,” says Burlesque Hall of Fame board secretary and performer, Nicollette Daly. “The art of burlesque is no exception. That is why the BHoF leaders feel strongly that this event go dark and instead raise the stage lights for the great efforts of this crucial movement.“
We hope to announce a new date for the event soon but we will only do so when we feel there is room for such an event to occur. Please be patient as we navigate waters that are new to many of us.
We wish all those who support equality, justice and freedom from oppression, safety and health in the coming weeks.
About the Burlesque Hall of Fame
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving, celebrating and inspiring the art of burlesque. BHoF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a member of the Nevada Museum Association, Western Museums Association, American Alliance of Museums, and holds a Bronze certificate in Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations from the American Association of State and Local History.