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Fundraiser for Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Mexico City

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 3:00 pm

Galería de la Raza has partnered with community leaders to host a fundraiser to send money and goods to those affected by the earthquakes in Mexico. 

The initial goal was to host an event that would raise funds to send back to Oaxaca, MX.  The latest update is that thousands are now homeless, 1/3 of some towns have completely fallen down, buildings are still falling, and worse, the tremors and aftershocks continue.  The hardest hit areas was in Istmo and Chiapas.

In the process of organizing this event, another earthquake hit which then affected several other areas: Jujutla, Morelos, CDMX, Puebla. 

Our goal now is to raise as much money to then re-grant it to NGOs on the ground doing relief work.  In addition, we have received word that many buildings although they are still standing, have been condemned which has displaced many people who are not receiving help.

For Saturday’s event, we have enough volunteers.  What we need are items/goods that can be auctioned and raffled.  In addition, we need monies to be donated, please spread the word and bring your family and friends.


Doors open at 3pm

Music: From Mario Esteva, Dj B from Queer Qumbia and Dj Carnitas from Hard French

Poetry by Diana Flores

4pm Silent Auction: Includes a kite designed by Francisco Toledo, huipils, jewelry, etc. 

4:30 pm Live Auction: Tejidos, fine art, prints

 

Monies raised will be distributed to the following organizations:

Cepidadet, Oaxaca – working with the Ismo communities, delivering goods and monies

Horizontal, CDMX– advisors working with locals in Puebla, Jujutla, and Morelos.

We are in the process of identifying NGOs in Chiapas and will provide updates once an org has been confirmed. 

RSVP on Facebook

Please note: we are creating a separete event page with a complete list of the goods we are collecting to be sent to Mexico.  We will continue to be a drop off point until Oct. 5th. 

Suggested donation: $20 (includes a meal snack and one drink p/person)

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Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
2857 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 click here for directions to galería