DEAR GAZA is an inspiring artist showcase and fundraiser that houses a grassroots community which fosters international humanitarian issues through local initiatives.  An event that hosts spoken word poetry, dance, interactive art making, food, live music, and more from conscious artists in solidarity with the Gaza strip. This event, now in its fourth year, continues to provide a powerful platform for artistic expression and conversation. Since its inception, Dear Gaza has raised ninety thousand dollars which was matched to five million dollars worth of medical aid for families in the Gaza Strip with the help of our NGO partner Anera’s (Americans Near East Refugee Aid) In-Kind Medical Donations Program.

W 24th St. & Lyndale Ave s. Minneapolis, MN

Music: Toki Wright, Hello Psychaleppo, Maria Isa, Ayvah, DJ WNDRLND, Unknown Creatures, Dis-Play, Tarik, Tufawon, Egypto Knuckles

Poetry: Tala Alfoqaha, Emmanuel Ortiz, Sagirah Shahid, Lula Saleh, Duina Hernandez

Dance: Leila Awadallah  

Food: Collaboartion with Sameh Wadi’s World Street Kitchen

Image Credit: Pierre Ware

*2016 Dear Gaza included a series of preliminary events leading up to the blockparty including a community BBQ and an outdoor public screening of the film “The Wanted 18”.