What a wonderful community event taking place on April 28th in downtown Lexington! Listen Up is an opportunity for anyone to participate in listening to or performing art to support and empower those survivors of intimate partner abuse and sexually abuse/assault in our community. There will be spoken word artists and performances that make you think and LISTEN UP! See the event page for more details! #speakup #listenup #supportsurvivors #communityevent
Listen Up!April 28, 2018, 10:00am141 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1317, United StatesListen Up! is a new festival in Lexington to support survivors of interpersonal violence and engage the community to prevent future violence.
All are welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event on Saturday, April 28 from 10am-3pm. A variety of activities are planned at several venues along two blocks of Main Street, including speak outs, a poetry slam, panel discussions, a film screening, games, art activities, dance performances, a market, and more.
This event is made possible through partnerships between the City of Lexington, Central Library, local universities, and community nonprofits, such as GreenHouse17 and Bluegrass Rape Crisis.
If you are interested in performing, hosting a workshop, or participating in some other way, please click here (docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLNCfjtDD2-liM8pfV-7d6gvFQ_6FKjB9wW0DFjRu5Sv_SCA/viewform) to apply. Please keep in mind that all activities should amplify survivors’ voices, highlight the diversity of survivors and their experiences, provide an interactive opportunity for allies to support survivors, and/or focus on empowering all genders.
We are specifically looking for musicians and performers, events focused on diverse communities such as LGBTQ, women of color, immigrants and refugees, and male survivors, and events in languages other than English.... See MoreSee Less