Meso Creso presents: Spring Forward @ Malcolm X Park, Washington [20 May]

Meso Creso presents: Spring Forward


855
20
May
14:00 - 21:00

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Malcolm X Park
2400 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Join Meso Creso, in partnership with local immigrant, refugee, and human rights organizations for a daytime celebration of the sounds, sights, and resilience of our local and global communities.

Meso Creso — a DC-based, cross-cultural arts collective — is known for bringing a unique blend of global beats, treats and arts to create engaging, immersive experiences. On May 20, we are very excited to partner with amazing organizations that serve our immigrant and refugee communities to host our annual Spring event — outside, under the sun, and with you!

Yet, this Spring feels different.

Our communities are facing an incredible struggle. While we have always overcome the challenges we’ve faced, the political forces in our own city--mere miles from our homes--are aligning against our communities, families, and friends like never before. In times like these, we connect, create music, build art, share skills, educate our peers, take action, and — of course — we dance.

With this event, we'd like to provide an intentional (family-friendly, no-cost) space for that connection, growth, and action. And Spring feels like the right time for it.

So we invite you to participate in Spring Forward, a daytime celebration and showcase of music, art, and the resilience and perseverance of our communities.

DC-based immigrant & refugee rights organizations will be out in full force to share their stories, their work, and provide ways for DC residents to get involved in protecting the rights and lives of our families. Meso Creso will also provide the global music and art you've come to expect from us. Together we’ll create a dialogue with all-day programming, including workshops, skill-sharing, teach-ins, storytelling, and of course, the beauty of global music and arts.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing information about our partner organizations, musical guests, and reaching out to community members to help teach workshops, share skills, and bring creative participation into this event. Please reach out directly to us if you have any questions or ideas!

UPDATE: We are currently running a fundraiser to raise critical funds to support the amazing work being done by our partners in support of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Please donate generously and encourage others to do so at the fundraiser webpage, here:

fundly.com/spring-forward-a-celebration-of-resiliency

Community Partners:

Capital Area Immigrant Rights (CAIR) Coalition
caircoalition.org/

Center for Victims of Torture
cvt.org/

Clowns without Borders
clownswithoutborders.org/

Ethiopian Community Development Council
ecdcus.org/

Human Rights First
humanrightsfirst.org/

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area
lssnca.org/

Sanctuary DMV
sanctuarydmv.org/

Women's Refugee Commission womensrefugeecommission.org/

Torture Abolition Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) tassc.org/

Center for Health and Human Rights freeclinics.com/det/va_22031_center-for-health-and-human-rights

Kama DC kamadc.wordpress.com/

Music Lineup: TBA
Program Schedule: TBA

Do you want to host a workshop, skill-share, teach-in or bring some type of artistic element to this event? Please fill out this form and we'll work to accommodate you for the schedule!
goo.gl/forms/xo3ZXz1segR4rrCR2

— Meso Creso is a Washington DC-based, cross-cultural arts collective that cultivates creativity without boundaries. Whether putting on our own dance parties or participating in others', Meso Creso is known for its roving lounge, highly crafted art installations, joyful whistles and hand claps, and a DJ lineup that represents the rich cultural mix of its community.

Meso Creso seeks to be a safe space for all sexualities and genders. We love consent-based activities, believe that altered states are no excuse for bad behavior, and have a zero tolerance policy for those who think or act otherwise.

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