Now Accepting Submissions for Be Yr Own Hero Fest 2009

 
Be Yr Own Hero Fest is an annual radical Do It Yourself (DIY) festival in Wilmington, NC. It includes workshops, info sessions, awesome live music, rad art, free stuff, free food, lots of fun and friends from far away and close by! This year's Hero Fest is September 5-6, 2009 (Labor Day Weekend). Be Yr Own Hero is now accepting music, art, film, performance, fashion, zine/DIY/craft, and workshop/info session submissions. The deadline for submissions is July 19th, 2009.

Be Yr Own Hero Fest 2009 – Call for Entries The 3rd Annual Be Yr Own Hero (BYOH) Festival (a.k.a. Hero Fest) will be taking place at the Soapbox in Wilmington, North Carolina September 5-6th 2009. Submissions for workshops, info sessions, skill shares, and musicians are currently being accepted until July 19th, 2009. Volunteers are also needed to help out on the day(s) of the event and/or to join the BYOH Fest Planning Team. Please see the form at beyrownhero.com to submit your workshop idea, skillshare, art or music. We welcome all subjects and we encourage all people to apply – we are looking for people/bands/artists who: > Are down with social justice > Live for dismantling the status quo > Like to share > Are interested in pushing their own limits > Want a stronger community Be Yr Own Hero Fest is an annual radical Do It Yourself (DIY) festival in Wilmington, NC. It includes workshops, info sessions, awesome live music, rad art, free stuff, free food, lots of fun and friends from far near and far! In 2007, Wilmington NC was home to the first Be Yr Own Hero Festival, an all day radical Do It Yourself (DIY) Festival held at the Soapbox Laundro Lounge. 2008 saw the 2nd Annual Hero Fest. Both Festivals included a Really Really Free Market, potluck, workshops, info sessions and live music. Past workshops have included: DIY parenting (a radical concept), Basic Bicycle Repair, Truth in Recruiting / Promoting Peace, Social Activism & the Info-Wars, Radical Menstruation, Food Politics, Trans 101: Becoming an ally to transgender people, Unconventional Action: Organizing against the DNC/RNC, DIY DJ Workshop, Basket weaving, DIY Essentials Skillshare, Radical Women’s Health, Qi Gong (a type of Chinese martial arts) and more. Bands have included: The Nothing Noise, Gator Country, Prize Winners Collective, NED, Ghost Mice, The Mathematicians, and Poingly. For more information on the Be Yr Own Hero Festival and Collective, visit www.beyrownhero.com or contact herofest@gmail.com.

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