This coming weekend, DCAF is excited to join up with In It Together Fest for a weekend of music, art, and supporting community organizations in the DC area! In It Together Fest is run by a positive and enthusiastic group of organizers from around DC. This year, they have generously selected DCAF as a beneficiary of the event — in other words, proceeds of the event will help fund some abortions! (We’re in some excellent company — Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Positive Force DC are also beneficiaries this year.) Fantastic events are happening the entire weekend at a variety of different places around DC, but we’d direct your attention to a few in particular:
- Friday, July 31, 5 p.m.: Art show at Hole in the Sky. An art gallery exhibition in a very unique space, not to be missed!
- Saturday, Aug. 1, 4:30 p.m.: Main showcase at St. Stephen’s in Mt. Pleasant. The main event is a slew of great bands throughout the evening! DCAF will be tabling!
- Sunday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m.: Drone Brunch at Spacelab-A. Friends-of-DCAF Jack on Fire are hosting several great bands at their house.
- Sunday, Aug. 2, noon: Free pinball at Lyman’s Tavern until 5 p.m.! DCAF will be tabling this too.
Don’t just take our word for it. Fest organizer Marshall explains what makes the fest so special:
“In It Together Fest is a vehicle for all musicians, artists, activists and creative people, both from the DC-area and beyond, to come together and support music, art and causes of importance to the greater community. As a group, we are advocates for the physical and mental health and safety of all people in our community; this principle includes everything from musicians and artists expressing themselves through live performances and visual pieces, to the beneficiaries of our chosen charities receiving the services and information they require to continue being safe, healthy and productive human beings. We love and support DCAF because it speaks directly to our goals for In It Together Fest. Through the tireless work of an entire volunteer staff singularly dedicated to their mission, the health and safety of women in our community is made possible in an effective and tangible way. Furthermore, every single dollar they receive goes directly to helping these women, which makes DCAF even more valuable as an organization. We are thrilled to collaborate with such an amazing group.”
Anyone involved with DCAF will tell you that our power to ensure access comes through the support of the community. We’re very grateful to the fest organizers for highlighting and supporting our work. Say hello when you see us there!
By board member Colin F., image via In It Together Fest.