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Consent, Amplified is an ongoing conversation about harassment, safety, and equity in Madison’s music community.
As part of this project, we’re hosting a panel discussion, moderated by Madison-based journalist Emily Mills and featuring women from across Madison’s music community.
We’re also looking to hear about people’s experiences and thoughts on these issues. Share them through our survey: tonemadison.typeform.com/to/ZVt4MZ
We are proud to announce our panelists:
DANA PELLEBON is a performer and producer in the Madison area. She produced Foxy Veronica’s Peach Pies and a variety of theatrical productions in Madison and New York since 2001. She also co-owns The Frequency.
LILI LUXE is a local promoter, producer, and performer. They hosts events geared towards the LGBTQ+ community and anybody seeking a party atmosphere with higher expectations. Every’body’ is welcome to attend LUXE events, but no bullying or predatory behavior of any kind is tolerated.
In an effort to provide something for everyone, there are events at various venues with different themes, music genres and performers. Currently, they coordinate and host Late Nights at TK (Tavernakaya) where they instituted a harassment policy (“Ask first.”) so that people would feel more comfortable having fun on the Square. Promoting active consent is something that is a passion of Lili’s as she is most known for her work hosting local kink events, Leather + Lace and Fetish Night (Cardinal).
Four years ago, they got fed up with being harassed when out with friends and got tired of complaining there was little to nothing supporting ladies in Madison, so they started “doing it my way” hosting events while working on a plan to open their own establishment. Until then (sometime in 2017-2018), you can come enjoy the various events and shows.
SARAH AKAWA is a queer Asian-American woman who has been organizing & curating events, studying nightlife, designing, and working with artists since her youth. Sarah initially became known in Madison for her work producing She Said Party with Tina She of Goddes & She, the event Boulder, Bike, & Brew, and starting Adaptive Climbing Boulders. She has also worked in live music, managing a venue for middle and high school aged youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County in high school, and as a tour manager for the lesbian rock group Sick of Sarah. A co-creator and curator alongside DJ Boyfrrriend with Queer Pressure, she is interested in challenging the current limitations of nightlife and presenting alternatives that work outside the established venues. Recently she co-created SWAY with Carlos Eduardo Gacharná, an events series that centers the work and voices of people of color. She is currently exploring projection mapping and performance art, and seeking out collaborators.