The Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival is just three weeks away and the usual preparations are well underway. However, festival-goers can expect some changes this year in terms of the event’s policies on discrimination.
The festival is launching a brand new initiative this year called the ‘Every One’ campaign -- an effort to create a festival culture that is safe and inclusive for everyone. Goldenvoice has created a special committee for the task, spearheaded UCLA-graduate Veline Mojarro.
"There's a big groups of folks behind this...a team of folks from Goldenvoice. We brought in some specialists in the field...Planned Parenthood, Our Music Our Body, Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services...Trans Community project," said Veline Mojarro, the festival's Director of Safety, Equity and Inclusion.
The campaign is designed to ensure that "persons of any gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, age or ability are welcome,"according to the website.