Alice DiMicele has been an activist for a long time. Her first formal protest was shortly after her 17th birthday--June 12th 1982-- where she marched in the Rally for Nuclear Disarmanent with 750,000 people to New York City's Central Park. She has been active in trying to make the world a better place ever since. Her activism informs her music and her music informs her activism. She supports and participates with groups that work to protect the Earth, LGBT rights, Women's equality, Racial Justice, Native American rights and more. Alice has played more benefit shows than she can count for these type of events as well as raising money for folks in need due to health crisis', and natural disasters such as Katrina, the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, and more. She has recently been involved in playing music to support the Winnemem Wintu Tribe in California who continue to fight to protect their homeland, waterways, and bring their salmon home to the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta. Chief Caleen Sisk leads her people in the face of what can only be described as genocide. Please support them at http://www.run4salmon.org and learn more about their plight. Alice has been a big supporter of the resistance by the Standing Rock Sioux to the Dakota Access Pipeline. She spent lots of time gathering support through playing at benefits and also gathering food, medicines, and supplies to help at the camps through her local community and through social media as she was in constant contact with folks on the ground. DiMicele is also active in the fight against the Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline which is slated to cross the Rogue and Klamath Rivers. Please join in the fight against this pipeline by visiting Rogue Climate and Rogue Riverkeeper. She is a founder and member of the board of directors of Grandmothers Empowerment Project which supports Native American elders with housing stipends in Southern Oregon.
Since the 2016 election, Alice has been very active in her local Indivisible chapter ORD2Indivisible. Check out the Indivisible Guide and search for you own local chapter if you are interesting in resisting the tRump Administration.
Here are some other groups and causes that Alice is passionate about supporting: