Liberation Fest/Festival Liberacion in Charlotte

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Date(s) - Sep 1 2012
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Area 15

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Festivaliberación/Liberation Fest is a day-long concert/festival that will take place in Charlotte, NC as the kick-off of the mobilization to March on Wall Street South and other actions around the Democratic National Convention. The festival is organized by and centered around youth, students, and immigrants, and will feature TEACH-INS, WORKSHOPS, DISCUSSIONS, SPOKEN WORD, SPEAK OUTS, other events centered around getting people (THAT MEANS YOU!) educated, aware, and involved!There will

 also be a big CONCERT in the evening featuring hip-hop, punk rock, folk, spoken word, and much more.


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Are you an artist and wanna play at the festival? Do you want to lead a workshop or disucssion? Or do you just want to help out? Let us know by emailing

For more info on what the event is all about and why we’re doing this, see our vision statement below.

In the year 2050, census reports in the United States will show a nation in which people of color are a majority. While CEO’s, pundits, and politicians of the ruling class argue over the significance of this moment, the 2050 generation has already arrived. Today’s youth are connected in unprecedented ways, representing a global generation faced with the realities of environmental destruction, austerity, stagnating opportunity, increasing militarism and racism. In the shadows of an exploitative global power structure, young people are pushing back for their futures and rising up in beautiful movements around the world.

To honor our generation’s youth and add to their record of inspiring resistance, The Coalition to March on Wall Street South will kick off its demonstrations for the 2012 DNC with Festival Liberación-LiberationFest--a free, day-long festival which will bring together spoken word performers, artists, and musicians to celebrate a youth liberation vision. This day is a space to build connections among youth, with the goal of exchanging the keys to a world without fear of deportation, racial profiling, or heterosexist violence–a world with livelihoods for all people and justice for our planet.

The festival will take place on September 1st at Area 15 on North Davidson Street in Charlotte. This location serves as a living example of a different future and will give the festival a “block party” atmosphere. Within our space will be places for childcare, language access, food, discussion, art, poetry, and music. We welcome all people and families to this festival. Issues facing today’s youth are the challenges of the future, and we will have to face them together. we are calling North Carolina’s activists and friends of the south, art communities, and YOU, to help bring this festival to life. Be a part of this vibrant, community building moment by contributing art, food, ideas, donations, and your presence! Check out our website at or email for more information.

We have an amazing team of youth organizers working to make Festivaliberacion-LiberationFest possible and need much support from our communities and allies. If you’re interested in making a donation or becoming a co-sponsor please check out our website at and donation page


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