PrideFest Milwaukee seeking Stonewall Stage Proposals

 

 

MILWAUKEE, WI

PrideFest Milwaukee is seeking proposals from presenters and speakers for our Stonewall Stage at PrideFest 2018.

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Volunteer General info

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for one of the largest and most dynamic Pride festivals in the nation. PrideFest Milwaukee 2018 will be even greater with your help.

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If you have any questions, please contact your Volunteer team at volunteer@pridefest.com

General Areas of Volunteer Responsibilities 


Security Patrol– Patrol the festival, and report any issues to team captain. Scan bags at the gate. Assist with security access at various gates and stages. This position requires Volunteer to be 18 or older.

Accessibility Assistant– assist festival attendees with mobility around the grounds.

Ticket Taker- Scan tickets with hand held scanning device and welcome PrideFest patrons as they enter the festival grounds

Information Booth Assistant– Assist patrons with general festival information, including grounds directions, ATM locations, restrooms and  First Aid locations, as well as entertainment schedules, and any last minute announcements.

ID Checker – Check patron ID’s for drinkable age and issuing wrist bands. This position requires Volunteer to be 18 or older.

Dispatch Assistant – Help within the dispatch office, responding to radio calls and directing those calls to appropriate staff. This position requires STRONG communication experience.

Entertainment Assistant – Assist the Stage Manager with entertainment related tasks on and off the various stages.

Set-up & Tear Down Helper – Assist our Production Team in setting-up and tearing down our festival. This position requires heaving lifting, upwards of 50 Ibs. (extra perks come with this position)

Food & Beverage Assistant – Assist in keeping the bars stocked with all needed supplies. Other tasks as assigned by F&B Manager. This position requires Volunteer to be 21 or older.


Perks of  volunteering:ticket scanners-1
  • One T-Shirt to keep for all your hard work! T-shirts must not be altered, cut, dyed, stained, or altered in any form or fashion while performing the duties of a volunteer.
  • One food ticket per shift, for use with any food vendor.
  • Water and snacks provided!
  • High-fives and THANK YOU’s from the entire Milwaukee Pride Inc./PrideFest Milwaukee Leadership Team! We truly appreciate all your hard work!
What should you expect when Volunteering:
  • Orientation is a REQUIREMENT. If you’re unable to attend, you are unable to volunteer.
  • Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours, with a 15-minute break.
  • Parking is not included.
  • Bring comfortable shoes for walking and standing.
  • Wear appropriate, work-related, yet comfortable clothing.
  • A secure place to store your belongings will not be available. Please do not bring excessive items along during your shift.

All volunteers are expected to attend our Volunteer Orientation meeting prior to the festival and may be asked to participate in a training session with PrideFest Security Department

 

Upcoming PrideFest Orientation date and location:

June 6, 2018

Summerfest Grounds office – 200 N Harbor Dr. Milwaukee, WI

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THANK YOU very much for your interest in being a volunteer with PrideFest Milwaukee 2018.
Be sure to follow us on facebook for up to date festival info and announcements. https://www.facebook.com/mkepride/

 

 

 

Saturday, June 6: Betty Who

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Say “Plus One” for marriage equality

Will 2014 be the year love wins in Wisconsin?

Seventeen U.S. states and the District of Columbia have already legalized same-sex marriage, with constitutional bans being challenged or overturned in additional states everyday.  And now, finally, Wisconsin might join the list!

ETpLR4e9On February 3, the ACLU of Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit against the same-sex marriage ban in our state, which not only bans marriage equality, but penalizes out-of-state same-sex marriages as a crime punishable by up to nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Read the ACLU press release here.

Meet the couples who are furiously fighting for YOUR freedom to marry.

PrideFest Milwaukee believes strongly in achieving marriage equality for all Wisconsin citizens.

That’s why we have selected the ACLU of Wisconsin as the beneficiary of our 2014 Plus One Campaign.   Ticketholders will have the option of saying “plus one” at the gates to donate an extra $1 directly to the ACLU.

 

While $1 may not seem like much, the combined power of the PrideFest Milwaukee community — almost 30,000 annual visitors — can truly make a difference and change our world.  We ask that all visitors consider the power of their extra dollars.   Additional donations may be made online at the ACLU of Wisconsin website.

BONUS: On April 4, Diamond Nexus; one of the largest online, lab-created engagement jewelers in the country; announced its official sponsorship of PrideFest Milwaukee, and its partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin Foundation in support of marriage equality. Diamond Nexus has committed to match donated dollars up to $10,000 to support the state effort.  Read the official Diamond Nexus press release.

As a sponsor of PrideFest Milwaukee, Diamond Nexus will also be sponsoring a celebratory commitment ceremony to be held during the June festival for couples, which will honor the eight Wisconsin couples named in the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation lawsuit.  Diamond Nexus is also unveiling its “Love Equally” collection, a unique collection of rings designed for the LGBT community.

What else can you do to support the #FreedomToMarry?

  • Follow the ACLU of Wisconsin on Facebook, Twitter and email newsletter.
  • Educate yourself, your friends and your family on the legal battle.
  • Share updates as they become available, through email and social media.
  • Be visible and vocal in supporting marriage equality — online, offline  and everywhere!

The ACLU of Wisconsin might invite additional couples to share their personal testimonials in this case.  Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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Chad Michaels – Friday June 6 – 7:15PM -Miller Lite Mainstage

 

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Chad Michaels

September 2012, Chad joined the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars which pits the best Drag Queens in the business against each other. Needless to say, Chad rose to the top and became the winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize, and was the first person to be inducted into the “Drag Queen Hall of Fame”!

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