Thank you to all who came out to Hopeland Festival! We appreciate your support and loved celebrating the arts with you! Thank you to all of our artists who traveled near and far to perform: David Paul Martin, Ayron Jones, trOmp, Julia Haltigan, Wade Fernandez, The Lately, Adriel Denae, Wes Watkins, J-Council, Cedrice, Rev. Sekou, LOLO, Daddio, and Cory Chisel. Special thanks to our title sponsor, Fox Communities Credit Union, and featured community partners, NEW Pride Aliveand Diverse & Resilient. Check out the article and full gallery from the event from Beni Petersen of CW14 here!
Photos: Beni Petersen
Diverse & Resilient is proud to announce that they are opening an office in Appleton soon and this serves as their kick off event! D&R has been in Milwaukee for over 20 years and they are now bringing the Room to Be Safe Anti-Violence Program to Northeast Wisconsin.
Please join us for a concert and program to raise awareness about Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community hosted at the Refuge.
We are thrilled to partner with Diverse & Resilient and Rainbow Over Wisconsin to bring D&R’s LGBTQ IPV Awareness Month event to Appleton! The program will feature a survivor speaker and the band They Won’t Win to highlight this often closeted issue within the LGBTQ community. They Won’t Win will be accompanied by cellist Chai Wolfman and keyboardist Ben Walter. Join us for a night of inspiration and liberation!
The folk-rock duo They Won’t Win is made up of Danny M. Cohen and Greg Lanier. Originally, the duo played around the Chicago area as Danny Plus Greg but changed their name to They Won’t Win in 2017 when they went into the studio to record their debut album, Lost At Sea, which features cellist Chai Wolfman, keyboardist Ben Walter, and a tight-knit group of musicians and collaborators from Chicago and Nashville. This Folk-Rock duo recently released its first full-length album, Lost At Sea, exploring grief, intimate partner violence, LGBTQ acceptance, and the healing power of music-making.
Local anti-violence programs will be onsite with information about their programing.
This event is FREE but due to very limited space, please register to reserve your seats here. For more information, see the Facebook event here.
Photo: Justus Poehls
Refuge Journal 69
Refuge Journal 67