The proclamation will be awarded to the Bikini Kill frontwoman tomorrow at the Wilbur Theater.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has proclaimed April 9 to officially be known as Riot Grrrl Day in the city. It has been done in part to honor Kathleen Hanna, who will appear in the city tomorrow to lecture and perform at the Wilbur Theatre. At the event mayor Walsh’s Chief of Policy Joyce Linehan will introduce Hanna and present her with the official proclamation, Boston Magazine reports.
The proclamation is partially adapted from Hanna’s riot grrrl manifesto and an exerpt can be read below.
“The riot grrrl philosophy has never felt more relevant, with misogyny still rampant in many cultural spaces” … “Riot grrrls redefine the language used against them and continue to fight the newest incarnations of patriarchy. In doing so, they ironically confirm one ex-congressman’s accidental wisdom: ‘the female body has ways to try to shut that down.’ It sure does: women’s voices telling their stories can shut that down.”
Tickets can be purchased here. Before becoming Mayor, Walsh gained attention in 2013 for trying to pass a bill making ‘Roadrunner’ by The Modern Lovers the offical rock song of Massachusetts.
Read our recent interview with Hanna here.