LIFT ME UP
ANNUAL COMMUNITY BENEFIT SHOW TO FINANCE POC ARTISTS
September 15th 2019 · La Galeria Michél · Barrio Logan · 2-6pm · All Ages
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Lift Me Up seeks to bring together a community of artists and musicians who are working together to combat white supremacy and an inequitable capitalist society. The mission of Lift Me Up is to raise money for two POC artists (with a focus on queer artists). This is the chance to donate directly to your community and support artists who are systematically affected by both the devaluation of the arts and a devaluation of communities of color.
It’s our time to lift them up and send them home with a CHECK. Whether it’s for a large canvas, living expenses, a used car, a new piece of music equipment, our friends need our help. Artists are constantly being told to produce work for little to no compensation, instead, only for “exposure”. You cannot eat and survive with “exposure” and society cannot exist without the arts.
Lift Me Up exists at a time when creativity, free thinking, and unity are threatened and treated like dissent, especially for artists of color. We need each other to survive, we all need to be lifted up and given hope. For us, hope is not just well wishes and exposure, hope is money ($$).
With your help, our efforts will fund some of the most ingenious artists of this generation and uplift a community that is commonly overlooked and systematically marginalized, financially, despite artistic genius. We want to flip the script, we want to change the entire economic system for these brilliant folks!