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The “Coolerators” dance party at New Cotati Cabaret

February 21, 2020

Who’s who of civil rights lawyers to rock the house in Cotati

The Coolerators will fill the New Cotati Cabaret at Ner Shalom with rhythm and blues at the “Dance for Justice” dance party Feb. 2 from 8–11 p.m. at 85 LaPlaza, Cotati.  Proceeds will support Ner Shalom and Sonoma County Secure Families, a collaborative effort to provide legal services to immigrant families in the North Bay.

In 2004 a group of progressive lawyers got together and formed an R&B band called DAWG-Definitely Aging With (or without) Grace. According to a spokesperson for the group, “We thought the civil rights community needed to just have fun-no speeches/no causes just Shut Up and Dance.”

In 2017, the group officially adopted the band name “The Coolerators” and performed in the spring of 2018 to bring a much-needed relief to the Civil Rights community following the despair of the 2016 presidential election. “The Coolerators” gathered again in 2019 at another Shut Up and Dance party.  This year they bring the party to Sonoma County to encourage all in attendance to dance the night away.   

Tickets are general admission $20, VIP $50 and Booster $75. Tickets are available online at shalomevents.org. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Ner Shalom is scent-free.