LEWISTON – On Sunday, May 23, six local bands will give their time and energy to support two Maine nonprofit organizations in a concert at Club Hypno, 17 Park Street, beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5.

The event, conceived by Jen Mercier and sponsored by Club Hypno, is an all-ages, chemical free concert. “My friends and I were sick of hearing all the same tired stereotypes about people and thought we should do something to help,” said Mercier.

Six locally known bands, To Sleep Under Fire, Too Late the Hero, Haven’t Talked Since, Pozer, The Posters, and Short of April, are coming together to show support for diversity and difference in Maine.

The Maine SpeakOut Project, a wellness program of Community Counseling Center, was organized in 1995 to help create a society that is inclusive and respectful of differing sexual and gender orientations by providing opportunities for dialogue. For more information call 207-874-1030, or www.mainespeakout.org.

The Many and One Coalition is committed to the eradication of all forms of prejudice, hatred, discrimination and oppression from the community. The organization is committed to the construction of a community free of hatred where no one must live in fear and terror, and where all live freely and equally.

For more information call 207-740-1212, or [email protected]

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