The Badass Women’s Protest Choir PDX and Portland Raging Grannies are joining forces in a flash mob with voices around the world in celebration of I CAN’T KEEP QUIET DAY, Saturday, April 8, 4 p.m. at Portland, Oregon’s Pioneer Square.
The Badass Women’s Protest Choir, consisting of women and genderqueer people from all walks of life, is newly formed from one of Portland’s secret Facebook resistance groups. Portland Raging Grannies is a chapter of an activist movement that began in Canada in 1987. Both groups support peace, social justice, human rights, and environmental protection through protest, song, and performance.
The Badass Women’s Protest Choir consists of people who know that resistance can be musical. Inspired by the 2016 protest anthem “I Can’t Keep Quiet,” we are raising our voices with others who say no to a rollback of civil rights, women’s rights, environmental protection, and threats to democracy. Our mission is to use the beauty and power of joined musical voices to inspire resistance to the backwards agenda of the Trump administration. We believe that by singing together we can strengthen and inspire one another and those who hear us. We bring our voices to many protest marches and resistance events in the greater Portland area.
Our choir grew out of Badass Women PDX, a secret online Facebook group of political activists that came together following the 2016 election. The group (now more than 7,500 strong) provides a positive, civic-minded, and action-oriented online space for its members. Both the group and the choir welcome members of the resistance who identify as women or genderqueer to participate. The Badass Women’s Protest Choir is led by choir director Becca Stuhlbarg, a voice teacher at Vox Academy and a member of Badass Women PDX. It is supported by a small band of volunteers.
701 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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