All the info is there, this is for real.
Alright as some or most of you know, there's a day of silence thing that happens every year. The point of this is to be silent for those who can not speak against (abuse, gay bashing, etcetera etcetera) MY point, was what in the hell?
What is (Lyrical rage - vocal wars)
Well, I'm hoping it will be a group of women, men, teenagers, young adults, informed people, riot grrls, whatever you call yourself, or don't call yourself. Who are sick of the bullshit, and want and NEED a place to call your own. Hence why I'm starting the DIY group (lyrical rage - vocal wars)
What will be done
Well, I'm hoping to get lovely and intelligent people who want to (write, scream, yell, record, send me music files of there anger, venting, ectera, spoken word, poetry) (also, paintings, drawings, buttons, posters, flags, whatever....) To get the message that we will No longer be silent.
what are you looking for?
I am looking for any all and "Creative" people who have a medium and want it to be heard and seen. Also I'm looking for Affilites as well. Link up vocal_war with your distro/zine/journal whatever....
What are you fighting against?
I am fighting against the right wing assholes, who are trying to keep a hush hush on things, about rape, homosexuality, gay marriage, adoption, drugs, sex, everything they don't want you to hear.
People need to be education, the abuse and violence of women and children and animals NEEDS to stop and it needs to stop now!
what about eve enslers' V-day project
That is about domestic abuse, my diy project is of local/other state women, who aren't famous. Who haven't already been in the media, or just breaking into the Scene with something important to say....
How do you plan to market, and make this thing happen?
Well I'm from Minnesota, hoping to find other people close by, who share similar ideas and anger that I do. I'm also willing to work a zine, CD, distro with anyone outside of the state and in Canada. I want this thing to be world known!
Do you or will you make money off of it
Probably not, however if i do decide to make a CD (with a group of people) We donate 10% of entire sales for a year, to RAINN or GLAAD, or PFLAG it would be a group decision, and then the rest is split with the group. There are ways to market things, so everyone involved can keep going, projects like this do require enormous amount of time and energy. Since I'm on Disability - I have ALL the fucking time in the world. I can handle a lot of work for one person. However, if you can only help out with one or two pieces or only want to do one thing FINE! - if you want to help maintain the community Vocal_War let me know....
What about live performances
As of yet, there are none this is a new idea, but hopefully within a year a collective can be brought out and perhaps we can preform at pride in Minneapolis or mankato (yes mankato has a pride day)
I want people who want to spread the word around that violence and hate is not the answer, that things need to change and we just might be the group of people to change it...
If i have questions how can I contact you?
Aim: Park X lights
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (MUST put "LYRICAL WAR" in the subj or you will be deleted!
However do NOT post a comment to my journal just email me or talk to me on line. Tell me about you, and what you wanna help out with - everyone is considered and counted :)
Will be x-posted so sorry if you see this more then once.