Cancel the "Righteous Retreat in the Big Easy"
  • Petitioning Ani DiFranco

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Ani DiFranco

Cancel the "Righteous Retreat in the Big Easy"

    1. Sara Starr
    2. Petition by

      Sara Starr

      Chapel Hill, NC

Ani DiFranco, a well known white "feminist" and queer singer songwriter, is holding a workshop event on a plantation in a town founded by racists. This is insulting to black feminists and black queer individuals and is a very blatant display of racism on her part. In order for this event to be canceled, this petition has been formed so that feminists and queer individuals of all races can express their disdain for DiFranco's racist and oppressive gestures, not to mention the obvious exclusion of/disregard for her black fans. Holding an event on the site of the genocide of black people is no way to show inclusion and intersectionality, both of which are important tenets of feminism. 

To:
Ani DiFranco
Cancel the "Righteous Retreat in the Big Easy"

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Statement Released by Ani DiFranco

      Sara Starr
      Petition Organizer

      Although Ani DiFranco has issued a statement and has removed the event from Facebook, this does not mean that she has officially cancelled the event and issued a formal apology to her black fans that she had intentionally hurt through this racist event. Keep spreading the word about this petition, and keep signing this petition because this will not cease unless she issues an apology and formally cancels the event.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jean Ott DEPEW, NY
      • 4 months ago

      Ani, as a Buffalo area resident, I ask you to cancel this event and issue an apology. I also ask you to learn more about why we are angry with you.

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    • Margaret Guerin NOELVILLE, ON, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      ALL OF THE COMPONENTS THAT MAKE UP THE HUMAN FAMILY MUST BE RESPECTED. THIS ACTION IS NOT DOING THAT.

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    • Lindsy Schumacher REYNOLDSBURG, OH
      • 5 months ago

      How can she not see, not admit, not apologize for this, not cancel this?

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    • nneoma ike-njoku SANTA FE, NM
      • 7 months ago

      intersectional feminism is important

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    • Jane Mailander CONCORD, CA
      • 9 months ago

      How comforting would a plantation locale be to the descendants of slaves? It's not nostalgia, it's a frickin' crime scene. Move the venue - you have the power to do this.

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