BRIDGEPORT — Punk Rock Karaoke is coming back to the neighborhood.
The Orphanage Community Center, 643 W. 31st St., will host the Friday night karaoke bash from 9 p.m.-midnight. Organized by Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago, the event will raise money to pay for the legal defense of Kara Wild, a Chicago-based trans woman and activist jailed in France in connection to a labor reform protest.
“Her case is complex: she’s a trans woman currently being held in a men's jail and she’s been denied bond because as a U.S. citizen, the French authorities consider her a flight risk,” Daniell Villarreal, the event’s organizer, said in a statement. “Her legal fees are skyrocketing and we are only in [pre-trial]. It’s imperative that the Chicago community sends a message here and abroad that as the flames of resistance multiply, we do not leave our friends behind.”
Food and drinks will be available with donation. All proceeds will support Wild’s legal defense.
The karaoke songbook includes classics from Against Me!, Bikini Kill, Black Flag, The Clash, The Dead Kennedys, The Descendents, Fugazi, Jawbreaker, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Rancid, Sleater-Kinney, The Smiths, Stiff Little Fingers, X-Ray Spex and more.
If you can't show up and sing, donate to the cause here.
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