Friday, February 14, 2014

[SDCPJ] Queers and Allies Unite! A Benefit of Rockin' Resistance Against Police Brutality

Queers and Allies Unite!
A Benefit of Rockin' Resistance Against Police Brutality

Sunday, February 23
9:00pm-Midnight
@ The Kava Lounge
2812 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92102
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407259376191284/

Join local queers & allies for a night of rockin' resistance against police brutality! This night will be full of resistance music, speakers from the community, a raffle and interactive game. 

***THIS EVENT IS 21+***

This purpose of this benefit is to raise awareness of police brutality in the broader LGBTQ community and raise funds for legal fees for James Messer. James is an activist with Canvass For a Cause who was assaulted by a San Diego Sheriff's officer back in September while canvassing for LGBTQ rights in North County San Diego. This assault and discrimination was based upon James' perceived sexual orientation by the officer. This officer abused his authority and displayed homophobic behavior during this encounter in addition to physically assaulting and belittling James. The funds raised from this event will go toward filing fees to ensure that this officer is held accountable for his unacceptable behavior. 

Lets face it. San Diego is a heavily militarized town. From drone manufacturing to one of the largest marine bases and an economy dependent on contractor jobs comes a more conservative gay community that generally thinks of law enforcement as our friends and our protectors. This is far from the truth. Police brutality in the LGBTQ community happens often and is often unreported, especially when it comes to houseless communities, queer sex workers, gender variant people and black and brown trans* womyn.

THAT'S WHY WE WILL UNITE TO FIGHT BRUTALITY!

SUGGESTED DONATION: $10
NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS

All funds beyond personal damages will be donated to relevant projects and local coalitions that pertain to police brutality in the queer community.

*BANDS*
Burnt
Candy Warpop
Joshua Napier & The Social Animal
Pale Antique

RAFFLE PRIZES – TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
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HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS

Canvass for a Cause (CFAC)
CFAC is a 501(c)4 non-profit that builds support for the radical movement at the local, grassroots level. Our staff of trained activists are out on the streets every day, mobilizing the San Diego community and changing hearts and minds. We have worked on projects ranging from banning "pray the gay away" therapy to protesting police brutality.

Black & Pink – San Diego
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and "free world" allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

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*About the Venue*

Kava Lounge
Welcome to a warm and beautifully diverse nightlife experience. Making a conscious effort in promoting cultural unity through music, art, and dance. This is your playground. A nightlife experience that supports the organic movement and our local economy. Future planetary life. The Kava Lounge is the space, now is the time.
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**About the Bands**

Candy Warpop is a nihilistic storm of art punk and dark psychedelia. Incubated under the debauched neon of Las Vegas, this audacious quartet (Amy Pate on Vocals/Guitar :: Anisa Marie on Drums :: Joshua Chévere Cohen on Guitar :: Jonas Woolverton on Bass) is unrestrained by conventional musical standards. The raw flow of eccentric creation and kaleidoscopic illustration creates a sonic balancing act on the razor's edge between beauty and destruction, euphony and dissonance, love and chaos.

The Social Animal is a provocative indie rock band known for its candidly intimate and soulfully charged lyrics, searing guitar solos and funky pop rock rhythms. Formed in San Diego in 2012, the band is dedicated to providing not only an electrifying live show, but also works to inspire their fans to engage in community-based activism and philanthropy.

Pale Antique is Baroque Pop/Ambient/Experimental music performed solo by Joshua Chévere Cohen.


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