'Ladies Night' hip-hop event supports women's issues, local agencies

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Local Musicians are raising funds for local non-profits, and providing resources for the women in Fairbanks. Ladies Night is a collaboration of local rap artist's and non-profits giving back to the community. This is the second annual PFD Ladies Night, but the first time local rap artists join forces with local agencies. Michael Cofey, also known around Fairbanks as StarBuks, spoke about the event.

"It's defiantly a lot of fun. This is my second annual PFD Ladies Night, never worked with agencies before. I reached out and the United Way reached out to target the millennial demographic and also find a way to give back to the community as far as the hip-hop culture is concerned," Cofey said.

When asked why have a ladies night, he said, "Why Ladies? Right now at this particular time in America. It is very important, especially for individuals like myself, who have a platform to make sure that we do our best to empower women. And also give them information. These agencies, they have resources that are available for women in the community. They need to know that these things are available to them."

Cofey says it's a really important time in America for hip-hop to support women's issues. There will be resources available at the event that will take place Friday, October 5 at The Big I. And even though this is a night for the ladies, Cofey says everyone is welcome to come out to support the artists and the agencies.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from the Ladies' Night event will be given to the 'United Way of the Tanana Valley' for its member agencies.