Everyone knows that you can’t have any sort of event in Lawrence without a strong showing of local music. On International Women’s Day, ladies took the day off from work and skipped out on school to attend the International Women’s Strike Solidarity Event at Watson Park. The event, hosted by The Resistance LFK, couldn’t have asked for sunnier and more pleasant weather. Speakers took turns at the mic to unify the community through solidarity and intersectionality. In between those speakers (which included major disses to the current political administration), some of LFK’s finest musicians hit the stage. The day began early with performers from Girls Rock Camp, and built up to Stitch81Classic, La Guerre, and Kawehi by the end. With several genders and races represented, both the music and speakers provided an open and safe dialogue for the community. You can see highlights from the busy day at the park below:



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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