We are thrilled to partner with Milwaukee singer/songwriter Marielle Allschwang for the inaugural Rise & Thrive Artist Residency where she collaborated with four survivor-writers who created poems that explore their experiences of joy, resilience, and renewal in the aftermath of sexual trauma. From intimate conversations and close readings, Allschwang created one song for each of them in response to and inspired by their poetry, implementing their words as lyrics, and composing melodies and arrangements that best hold and honor those words and voices. Allschwang then pulled together her band The Visitations to create the four-song EP, Somewhere to Swim. ”
LOTUS Legal Clinic and Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations will co-host a benefit concert to celebrate the record release and the fruits of the residency, to showcase the voices of survivors, and to raise funds for future direct services for survivors. Special guests are expected, including a performance by Rosenau/Mueller, (Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller of Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Pele, Death Blues).
ALL event and auction proceeds go to funding direct legal and empowerment services to Wisconsin survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence.
Tickets are on sale NOW! $40 in advance/$45 at the door while available. Doors open at 7pm. This is a 21+ event.