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Second Annual Rock for Equality

Courtesy of Love Your Rebellion

Friday, Nov. 2, marks the second annual “Rock for Equality” event in Fort Myers to benefit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Alliance for Fair Food.  This year’s event is hosted by Point Ybel Brewing Company and the nearby music shop and performance venue Beach Records.

The duel venues will feature performances by Southwest Florida bands and musicians including Cobress, The Young Dead, Roxx Revolt, Bargain Bin Heroes, Duke Stamina, Demigod Duo, The Kimberlys, Kiki Lane

The multi-genre micro-festival will also include art vendors, food trucks and the unveiling of a new craft Point Ybel’s brew masters called “Fruits of Labor,” which features the tastes of dragon fruit, lime, and pineapple.

Organizers and performing musicians Frankie Colt and Angela Page join us in studio for a preview of Friday night’s event.  Page is also founder of the non-profit Love Your Rebellion.  We will also learn more about the grassroots efforts that this year’s fundraiser will benefit.

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.