Michael Franti and friend at NC benefit

Rex Joins Franti to Support Equality in NC


We were very pleased to provide a $5,000 matching grant when Ralph J. Gleason Award recipient Michael Franti and Seane Corn joined forces this past July at  Battleship Park in Wilmngton, NC,  to benefit the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina.

This event followed one the two collaborators hosted two years ago aboard the USS NORTH CAROLINA.  They’ve resurrected the event this year to celebrate positivity and benevolence, despite the wake of recent discriminatory policies and headlines in the state. On July 18, they returned to Battleship Park in Wilmington and recreated the yoga, music, and peace experience with a renewed focus on not just tolerance, but acceptance.

The event raised over $10,000 to benefit the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina, which includes a $5,000 matching grant from Rex. We’re happy to be part of such a good cause!