All of the proceeds, more than $2,500, went to the Standing Rock legal defense fund. The event, which took place at Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana, was co-organized by students of Goshen College’s EcoPax Club and Students for Social Reform Clubs, and by Iconocast Canvas. Read a full report back on the benefit here.
Intro music: “FHH 12” by FREE Hip Hop Music on Soundcloud
Performers and speakers (in order of appearance)
- Group song: Mimi Salvador Lucero
- Song: Nayo Ulloa
- Q&A: Mechelle Sky Walker, Water protector of the Omaha tribe from the Buffalo Clan residing in territory known as Lincoln, Nebraska. Facilitator: Mimi Salvador Lucero
- Spoken word: Antonius Northern
- Spoken word: Mimi Salvador Lucero
- Song: Nekeisha Alayna Alexis
- Song: Nayla Jimenez
- Rap: Abe Medellin
- Speakers: Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus, Katerina Friesen and Jimmy Betts
- Song: Seth Martin (singer) and Evra Tshisola (bass)
- Group song: Led by Nicole Bauman and Jason Shenk. Written by Keisha Soleil.
Organizers (alphabetical order): Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, Naomi Gross, Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus, Mimi Salvador Lucero, Seth Martin, Chelsea Risser and Hannah Yoder. Dancers: Phil Chan and Nimoy Vaidya. Rockport campaign information: Jason Shenk. Photography: Verlin Miller. DJ: Caley “DJ Rushmor” Ortman. Location: Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Indiana and Suella Gerber, pastor.
Correction: Nekeisha sincerely apologizes for saying Mimi Salvador Lucero’s name incorrectly in the special thanks during the opening. We also regret neglecting to thank event DJ, Caley “DJ Rushmor” Ortman on the podcast.