RSVP + give here: emwbookstore.com/summerstage2017
/// EMW'S SUMMER STAGE: A FUNDRAISER ///
We are incredibly excited to invite you to EMW’s SUMMER STAGE, our first summer fundraiser as a nonprofit! At EMW’s Summer Stage, we will showcase a variety of music and spoken word performances, featuring postcolonial pop singer Saraswathi Jones, hip-hop/jazz producer Kansado, a “Biota Beats” presentation from EMW’s Street Bio team, and more. Our fundraiser aims to present all of EMW’s different programs in one night, while celebrating a community of artists, writers, technologists, biohackers, organizers, and more.
/// ABOUT THE HEADLINER ///
Saraswathi Jones is a Boston-based musician and purveyor of postcolonial pop. Her work draws from the well of South Asian history, culture, and aesthetics and reflects on life in immigrant America. She released the solo EP Lingua Franca in 2013, and fronts Boston band Awaaz Do, who released their debut EP Kite Fight in 2016 and received an Iguana Music Fund grant in 2017 to record their next album. Jones co-founded and co-produces Hindie Rock Fest – an annual music festival in Cambridge, Massachusetts featuring South Asian American artists from a broad array of genres. She currently serves as board president of Girls Rock Campaign Boston, a feminist nonprofit empowering girls through musical performance and education.
/// ABOUT EMW'S SUMMER STAGE ///
Our Summer Stage fundraiser is a unique opportunity for you to experience all of EMW’s amazing programming under one roof while actively supporting the EMW mission. In order for people from marginalized communities to grow as artists, technologists, and everyday people, they need a space in which to be vulnerable and practice their work — EMW provides a safer space for community members to explore and iterate their ideas through workshops, collaboration, and access to resources. We’d love to invite you to ensure the continuation of our numerous programs, while enjoying a fun night of music, art, and entertainment!
To make a contribution to the Summer Stage Fundraiser, click here: emwbookstore.salsalabs.org/summerfundraiser2017/index.html
/// EVENT DETAILS ///
934 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
$25-$100 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation
/// LOCATION & PARKING ///
934 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Red line: Take the T to Central and walk towards Harvard Square on Mass Ave, or take the 1 bus down the street.
Free street parking is available but typically difficult to find after 6PM on Fridays. Visitors can pay for parking in Central Square (https://cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/cityparkingfacilities/cityparkinggarages.aspx), or take the T. EMW Bookstore is right between two chair accessible stops, Harvard Square and Central Square on the Red Line.
/// ACCESSIBILITY ///
Gallery space is wheelchair accessible. We will prioritize chair access in the aisles. Please find or contact an EMW Staff member for assistance with entry through front door. Unfortunately, our space is split-level throughout the building. The bathroom is located on the other side of the building and is not wheelchair accessible.
Priority seating on folding chairs and benches is available — please contact us if you'd like to come early to claim a seat or reserve a seat.
One single-stall, gender-neutral restroom is available on the main floor with three steps up and down from the main entrance.
Please come fragrance free! For the health and safety of organizers, features, and other attendees, we ask you not to wear scented products or clothing that has recently been smoked in. For more information: peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html
Wellness Squad members will be present at the event to facilitate emotional and community safety.
/// CONTACT ///
Please email [email protected]
, or call us directly at 617-544-3401 if you have any further questions, concerns, or accessibility details that haven’t already been addressed.
Interested in volunteering with us? Contact us at [email protected]
Would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our organization? Make a contribution here: emwbookstore.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html
EMW Community Space, fondly known as EMW Bookstore, is a community-oriented space and resource for peoples from marginalized identities to pursue our creative visions.
/// Sponsors ///
Bon Me, Bukowski Tavern, Drybar, Flour Bakery & Cafe, Fuji at Kendall, Grafton Group, Salon Bellissima, Somerville Theatre and Thelonious Monkfish