The message is clear: the future is female. With the inception of both the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the fight against sexual harassment and assault is stronger than ever. Amplified by the public voices of celebrity, issues like the Gender Pay Gap are being openly addressed. All of which makes this year's International Women's Day theme more important: #PressForProgress. As they explain on their website, "Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive."
To celebrate, today, KEXP is spotlighting local non-profit the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, an organization whose mission is "to empower girls, women, and gender non-conforming individuals to engage their creative potential through music." Throughout the day, we'll have live performances from some of their alumni. Check out the schedule below:
|9:30 AM||MJTK||Summer Camp: girls and non-gender-conforming youth ages 8-18|
|12:00 PM||Amplified Teen Voices All Stars||Amplified Teen Voices: 13-19|
|3:00 PM||New Century Queens||Ladies Rock Camp: 21+ womxn (cis/trans/non-binary)|
Along with these live performances, we'll also be playing all-women artists from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT, and we're spotlighting some of these powerful tracks below. This is not just a "day," it's a start.
On August 1st, King County voters will have a chance to vote for Proposition 1, also known as Access for All. This fund would provide arts, science, and heritage organizations like KEXP with significant new resources to sustain existing programs, greatly expand free and reduced-price access to pr...
March 8th is International Women's Day, a day to "celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women." To celebrate, today, KEXP is only playing music by women, with a packed schedule of special on-air...
It’s Friday again so it’s time for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. With a sound more accessible than, but derived from metal and punk, grunge took the world by storm during the...