Voices United - featuring Captain Kudzu, Me And My Knife, Bitter Calm

Voices United

A Concert Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault affects all of us, either directly or indirectly. If you have not been sexually assaulted, chances are, someone you know and love has. According to statistics gathered by RAINN, one in six women experiences attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, as does one in 33 men. The trans community is particularly vulnerable to sexual assault, with 21% of college aged trans individuals having experienced sexual assault, as compared with 18% of non-TGQN women and 4% non-TGQN men. There are ways that you can help make our community safer, including supporting the services that provide aid to survivors following a sexual assault.

The Crisis Center provides 24 hour care for survivors of sexual assault, including counseling, legal and medical advocacy as well as evidence collection.

We have a memorandum of understanding with area hospitals that enables us to provide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) services in a safe, confidential and private setting at the Crisis Center's SANE clinic. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are specially trained nurses who use specialized technology and skills to collect evidence following a sexual assault. This evidence may be used to help convict perpetrators of sexual assault, making our community safer and healthier.

These services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, meaning that the Crisis Center always has a nurse on-call who is ready to provide these services as required by someone who has experienced a sexual assault. This one service costs approximately $800 per client, and sometimes exceeds that amount, depending on the client's need. The Crisis Center provides this service FREE OF CHARGE to each and every client that comes through our doors!!

Voices United was created to ensure the Crisis Center can continue to give the best possible care to our community's survivors at no expense to the client. The concert happens annually in April as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

If you are unable to attend and would still like to donate, here is the Go Fund Me page for the charity fhttps://goo.gl/xzv1vS

Rock from Opelika AL

Captain Kudzu is hard to place in any specific musical category. This is due to principle songwriter Jackson Gafford’s eclectic and unique approach to songwriting - he’s as well versed making loop based compositions and beats as he is in performing, and his music takes cues from everything from ambient pop to garage rock. Taking the form of either a solo loop based set or a full band with bassist Timothy Collier and drummer Abby Anderson, Captain Kudzu’s music jumps effortlessly between sparse and hazy, energetic and introspective, carefree and existential - all without losing its distinct catchiness.

Since relocating from Opelika, AL to Birmingham in 2017, Captain Kudzu has shared the stage with regional acts like Omni and Swarming Branch. Their sophomore LP Arburetum is slated to drop in mid-to-late 2018, at which time they will also appear on the Seasick Stage at Slossfest 2018.

Me And My Knife

Rock from Birmingham AL

Me and My Knife love rock n roll.

Rock from Birmingham AL



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