The tenth anniversary of Santa Ana’s Grrl Fair event was supposed to be a joyous occasion. As I wrote for the Weekly, organizers hoped to put last year’s cancellation soap opera behind them with a searing headlining performance by Long Beach’s Bella Novela. Unfortunately, controversy has found its way in again this year.
The collective that put together last month’s Grrl Fair has just issued a statement today on their plans to protest outside of Santa Ana’s Artists Village on May 7th. The International Women’s Day celebration featuring local bands, art, vendors and workshops, they say, was marred by repeated instances of sexual harassment.
Read more about the statement issued and the planned protest in this developing story on my latest OC Weekly Heard Mentality blog post: