Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Smash it Dead Fest


March 25, 2012 - Krystina Krystiak performs with her hardcore band Curmudgeon at Smash it Dead Fest on Sunday at the Democracy Center on 45 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge, Mass. Krystiak is also a member of the collective responsible for the planning of the punk-centric music festival. The three day music festival raised over four thousand dollars for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. The festival included workshops on consent, male privilege and supporting survivors of sexual assult in addition to musical performances by over 20 bands. "Issues like sexual assault affect mainstream society but they also affect our community. We're trying to raise awareness about these issues within out community," Krystiak said. Photo by Ali Donohue.




March 24, 2012 - Smash it Dead Fest zines can be seen at the front table at Smash it Dead Fest, a three day punk-centric music festival aimed to raise awareness about sexual assault while raising money for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Smash it Dead Fest raised over four thousand dollars for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. The festival included workshops on consent, male privilege and supporting survivors of sexual assault in addition to musical performances by over 20 bands. The self-published booklets provided patrons of the event with band lineup, places to eat and information about the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.



March 25, 2012 - Michelle Northam of the DC-based hardcore band Sick Fix performs at Smash it Dead Fest Sunday evening at the Democracy Center on 45 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge Mass., a music festival which aimed to raise awareness about sexual assault while raising money for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Fans of the band react to the performance. Photo by Ali Donohue.


March 24, 2012 - Jake Bison and Joe Inman host a workshop on male privilege at Smash it Dead Fest on Saturday at the Democracy Center on 45 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge Mass. The presenters used shadow puppets to act out scenarios involving male privilege such as men dominating conversations and making assumptions about women at concerts. Smash it Dead Fest is a three day punk-centric music festival aimed to raise awareness about sexual assault while raising money for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Smash it Dead Fest raised over four thousand dollars for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. In addition to the workshop on male privilege the festival included workshops on consent and supporting survivors of sexual assault. Photo by Ali Donohue.


March 25, 2012 - Michelle Northam of the DC-based hardcore band Sick Fix performs at Smash it Dead Fest Sunday evening at the Democracy Center on 45 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge Mass., a music festival which aimed to raise awareness about sexual assault while raising money for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Fans of the band react to the performance. Photo by Ali Donohue.


March 25, 2012 - Jessica La Hood performs with her Brooklyn-based hardcore band Death First during Smash it Dead Fest on Sunday at the Democracy Center on 45 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge Mass., a music festival which aimed to raise awareness about sexual assault while raising money for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

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