07 Dec HELP US REBUILD AFTER THE FIRE & CONTINUE OUR CULTURAL WORK IN BOSTON & PUERTO RICO
For AgitArte’s end-of-year campaign this year, they request support for their two physical spaces: Casa Taller Cangrejera (Santurce, Puerto Rico) and their Cultural Work Space in Roxbury, Massachusetts. In the midst of launching this campaign, AgitArte received the devastating news that their cultural workspace in Roxbury caught on fire and has suffered significant damages. Thankfully all of our people are safe.
As they have done many times before, they are shifting their work to meet the immediate needs of their community, which in this case means securing long term housing for the residents of the house and ensuring that our people do not suffer the financial burden of this disaster while they are displaced. They are also working to support staff in replacing personal items such as clothing, equipment, furniture, etc.
Before the fire, they had set a goal of $25,000 for this campaign to support operating costs for Casa Taller Cangrejera and their space in Roxbury, but given these unfortunate circumstances and the additional funds they will need to raise to cover costs related to the fire, we’re asking the community to help them DOUBLE their initial goal by contributing to both fire relief and to their general operating in Boston and Puerto Rico.
If you are interested, please donate here.
Thank you so much for your support during this challenging time. ¡Seguimos!
Donations by check can be made out to AgitArte and mailed to the following address:
PO Box 391791
Cambridge, MA 02139
AgitArte is an organization of working class artists and cultural organizers who work at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and ideology. Through a praxis of cultural solidarity, creative process and popular education, we initiate and facilitate arts and cultural projects with grassroots communities that contest U.S. cultural hegemony and propose alternatives to existing systems of oppression. We do this in our creative work by centering the experiences of oppressed people in resistance through interdisciplinary storytelling/media, and in our mutual solidarity, through trainings, workshops, and running a physical space for educational programming in Santurce, Puerto Rico.