The Chicago event will partner with RAINN, the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the U.S.
In an effort to raise awareness and help prevent sexual assault and violence within the music community, the Pitchfork Music Festival is partnering with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.
As part of the agreement, Pitchfork will donate a portion of ticket sales from the July 20-22 in Chicago event to RAINN, which works with more than 1,000 local sexual assault prevention groups across the country, and has helped more than 2.5 million people since 1994.
“Our objective is to shine a spotlight on RAINN as a first-responder resource for the Pitchfork community, at the festival, in Chicago, and more broadly for our readership,” said Adam Krefman, senior director of festivals at Pitchfork in a statement. “It’s crucial that we continue to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence in the music industry and beyond, and we believe that our alignment with RAINN will make a positive impact."