Announcing SEEDS & SOUL: Indigenous Cultural Exchange and Festival | Campaign Launch
SpringÂ ShoutÂ out!
Last yearâ€™s trans-national & trans-indigenous SEED project collaborations are sprouting a strong new visionâ€¦
DANCING EARTH is teaming up with AUDIOPHARMACY PRESCRIPTIONSÂ COLLECTIVE to bring the San Francisco Bay Area’s first
SEEDS & SOUL is an indigenous-led, women-led festival harnessing the power of music, performance, arts, nourishing food, as well as respectfulcultural and knowledge exchanges to strengthen bridges among Indigenous peoples of the Bay Area – rural and urban; local and diasporic.
Date: October 11, 2015
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day!
Location: Joaquin Miller Park OR Lake Merritt Park in Oakland
or elsewhere that can be sacred, intentional space
We need your support to launch this effort, and bring SEEDS & SOUL to the San Fran Bay Area!
Our Hatchfund crowdfunding campaign just launched. Itâ€™s an exciting way to give to this community-powered, indigenous-led effort.
All donations to the Hatchfund campaign are tax-deductible,
and we have many life-enrichingÂ PERKS to offer!
Click on any of the perks belowÂ to see ourÂ campaign page, and support this people-powered festival with a tax-deductible donation!
Now is the best time to give!
The Peopleâ€™s Match Fund will match your contribution, dollar for dollar, up to the first $1780 raised!
Earlier in March we raised the Peopleâ€™s Match Fund from close friends through a benefit dinner generously hosted in Oaklandâ€™s Bissap Baobab restaurant. The momentum we started a month ago is only increasing as an incredibly wide range of allied communities hear of our ideas, and are stepping into our circle of co-creation!
This wide community engagement is at the core of our vision, and we want to be heartily prepared to support the diversity of hearts and hands that will bring this festival to life!
Photo Credit Nikila Badua
Here areÂ just some of the collaborators who have expressed interestâ€¦
Hereâ€™s where you come inâ€¦
Will you join this wave of support,Â and offer
a donation to support our emerging coalition of artists,
culture-bearers, and community builders?
Some SEEDS take a village…
so Spread The Word About This Festival Campaign!
Click our Facebook links here:Â Dancing Earth | Audiopharmacy
Email organizations that vibe with SEEDS & SOUL and individuals who might be interested in contributing to Indigenous arts or projects that promote diverse, unified and resilient communities, and positive social change.
Sign up to be an ambassador for this campaign! As an ambassador beyond helping spread the word, you can jump into the behind-the-scenes work of the campaign and festival. Every hour of volunteer help makes a big difference!
A Personal Note from Jo â€œLove/Speakâ€ Cruz, Rulan Tangen, and Javier Stell-Fresquez:
We know how inundated we often are with requests for money, and that you may or may not be able to provide substantial resources at this moment in time. Just know that any amount makes a difference and, if you are not able to give, helping to spread the word can be equally powerful, and weâ€™re in need of volunteers for this campaign and festival.
We’re making big moves, and bringing in so much awesome energy! All the warmth and generosity is washing over us and pushing us forward.
Love is a force.Â And we believe it stretches across distance and time. Like the movie Interstellar imagines, our ancestors are perhaps the very source of the gravity that roots us.
With deep gratitude,