The decision has been made by the city’s mayor Martin J Walsh and coincides with an event that will be hosted at the Wilbur Theater by non other than Kathleen Hanna.
She has long been recognised as one of the most pivitol figures in the Riot Grrrl movement, having plied her trade as a punk-rock gig promoter, a Sub-pop A&R rep and a musician in her own right with Bikini Kill in the 90s.
City of Boston chief of policy Joyce Linehan explained the thinking behind Riot Grrl Day, saying the celebration “marries two of my favourite things: political activism and the arts. The idea that women and girls should have a voice and be heard is something near and dear to my heart.”
The evening at the Wilbur will see Hanna not only perform live but also host a discussion about the importance of the Riot Grrrl movement and third-wave feminism.
See the official proclamation from the City of Boston declaring April 9th Riot Grrrl Day below.