Against Me
Social Action
Opposed to HB2

Tomorrow at MotorCo join Against Me and other opponents of NC HB2 in an evening of dialogue where all are welcome. Although the show is sold out, there will be promises to be plenty of activity, before and afterward, outside the venue.

Supporters have told the Clarion Content to expect subversive graphic art, opportunities to get your body painted, a voter registration drive and more. Against Me frontperson, Laura Jane Grace, is a leader of the transgender rights movement. Grace is a believer in social action. This event is a call to action.

There will be opportunities to connect with local LBGTQ organizations who will be tabling.

Within the musical community, Grace is known for hardcore. MotorCo’s preview refers to Against Me as a “driving force” in the punk scene.

According our source, Grace has adopted radical positions: hardcore positions that allow for ownership of former slurs like “Tranny” in a manner similar to which A Tribe called Quest once co-opted the word “Nigga” on behalf of the community, erudite positions, the kind that encourage discussions of Aristophanes theories on Love and gender.

The show, tomorrow night at MotorCo at 8pm, is sold out. But events outside at Parts and Labor are free and open to the public. It is sure to be a powerful, moving, gathering.

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Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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