"RIGHT TO DANCE
Saturday, June 6th '09 (10A-6P)
Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom Activist Day-Party
Inviting Electronic Music Enthusiasts & Dancers Statewide!
There are so many issues in this world to be concerned about who knew one of them was going to be the simple act of dancing?
As you may or may not know, the infamous venue that has been facilitating these types of events for the past two years is now in jeopardy of loosing the Condition Use Permit. As well as the right to produce any type of all-night festival ever again. This is a major sign of discrimination for the electronic music culture, and if the local courts get their way by excluding these events at their venue, the effect will only domino and come to each and every one of our venues and marketing outlets. Regardless of where your events are produced, either your marketing or your capability to run there will be jeopardized.
What promoter or club owner wants to deal with risks such as these? Therefore, this encourages them not to hold raves or any other event attracting members of a subculture such as hip-hop events. The punishments face several, years in prison and huge fines. Basically making it a crime to promote any rave, dance, music or other entertainment event, are within the target range, in which drugs are likely to be used.
Clearly the logic here is drug prevention, but what about those who attend the club or rave just to dance? Their right to dance and party is jeopardized here because this law targets the wrong people.
On June 6th, 2009, we invite the promoters, civil libertarians, health care professionals, business leaders and techno music fans gathered by the hundreds in protest of this anti-rave Act in Redlands, CA. The event will feature a variety of performers within the dance music genre, with one stage of music and spoken word. Our location for the demonstration will be released via a second press release slated for mid-May. Please spread the word and let us know if you'd like to become a part of the movement.
This event will raise the awareness of the public to the endangerment of their nightly entertainment. Crowds of concerned youth, adults and DJs of all styles are urged to defend their right to dance and to take responsibility for making parties clean, safe and fun. Groups such as Dance Safe and Right To Dance are collaborating an effort to educate the masses about drug use and abuse.
Matthew D. Earnest
Matt@Event-Ops.com | www.Event-Ops.com"