AfroPUNK: These Activist Organizations Are Taking Over AfroPunk While Changing New York City

AFROPUNK is not just a music movement, but the soundtrack for social change. That’s why our festival stages are famously lined with banners bearing the rules: No Sexism, No Racism, No Ableism, No Ageism, No Homophobia, No Fatphobia, No Transphobia and No Hatefulness. We understand that music is spiritual, and if we’re truly about pushing its boundaries, we also have to protect the spirit of the community.

That’s why we partner with organizations dedicated to bringing our mission of “giving voice to the unwritten, unwelcome and unseen” to life. From providing critical support to migrants, promoting Afro-feminism and protecting LGBTQ communities—making sure never to forget the “T”—organizations attending AFROPUNK Brooklyn this weekend are showing the city why today, their work is as critical as it has ever been.

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