US Senator Susan Collins’ defense of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh got her removed as an honorary co-sponsor of the International Human Rights Art Festival set for New York’s Wild Project November 12-18. The festival posted, “Her lack of candor, empathy, her reliance on ‘junk science’ to ignore Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford’s claim, and her insincerity has led us to believe that we do not want her name attached to an event that includes such a sincere and passionate collection of artists, activists, performers and speakers.” Those festival participants had hit organizers with an “outpouring of indignation” over Collins inclusion.
The festival includes an LGBTQ improv, “Thank You for Coming Out,” on Sunday, November 18 at 6 p.m. The Wild Project is at 195 E. Third Street, between Avenues A and B. For more information, visit ihraf.org.