Many of the fierce young indigena Xicana organizers that I have seen flourish in the past few years are working diligently to fundraise in order to be able to go to Palestine. Come support their efforts at Indigenous solidarity and unity this Friday. Dignidad Rebelde will be tabling there.
“URBAN REZ BENEFIT May 22 FEATURES NATIVE ART, DANCE, MUSIC!
All Proceeds Benefit an Indigenous Delegation to Palestine!
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – On Friday, May 22 at the Women’s Building, hundreds of people will gather to enjoy a packed line-up of Native American dancers, singers, drummers, hip-hop artists and poets; view an art gallery; and purchase handmade Native and Palestinian crafts to support an Indigenous Delegation to Palestine!
Members of Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG), a grassroots arts media organization in San Francisco, will travel on the delegation in August with a collective of grassroots groups that over the past two years have been connecting Native and immigrant youth in the U.S with youth in Palestine. This first-ever cross-continental exchange is part of an on-going process of connecting the shared experiences of Indigenous peoples across the world in the interest of land rights, justice and peace.
Through the creation of arts media during and after our trip, we plan to share our stories and involve our communities in building a national and international movement against displacement, and create solidarity networks across the borders/walls built to divide us.
Everyone performing at the May 22 event has donated time, skills and talent to share in this amazing journey. Our goal is to raise a portion of the $3,000 toward our plane tickets! More information about the trip: http://indigenousdelegation.wordpress.com/
WHAT: URBAN REZ Benefit!
WHEN: Friday, May 22 | 7pm-12am
WHERE: Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
WHY: To benefit an Indigenous Delegation to Palestine in August
COST: Suggested donation $5-20
PERFORMERS: Invincible (Palestinian hip-hop); Dry Creek Pomo Dancers (Native California); Dancing Feathers & All Nations Drum; Spirit Drum; Mixcoatl Anahuak Aztec Dancers; Quese IMC (Native Hip-hop); Jeremy Goodfeather (Native Acoustic); BRWN BFLO (Xicano Hip-hop); Sage Romero (Hoop Dance) ; Spoken word: Istuyee; Gabriela; Mexica Queen; Stephani Candelaria-Waidelich (Bolero guitar); Los Que Son Complicados (Youth Salsa)!
ALSO FEATURING: A community mural we all make that night that will travel to Palestine! Art gallery with amazing young Native artists! Handmade arts marketplace: Vendors selling jewelry, clothing, prints, Native & Palestinian items!
ABOUT SNAG: We are a volunteer-based organization with a fiscal sponsor. We hold workshops and publish a magazine and music CD. Our mission is to provide Native youth the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills and to shape a generation of future leaders. Our Bay Area-based magazine is still the only publication of its kind. http://www.snagmagazine.com | P.O. Box 40597, San Francisco CA 94140.”