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Dear Gaza Festival Pierre Ware

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Dear Gaza Block Party

Sept. 29
3-10 p.m.
Free; $10-$20 suggested donation
Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Family Events, Festivals, Music, Poetry, Spoken Word

Now in its fourth year, the Dear Gaza Block Party is a blend of art, performance, and music celebrating Palestinian culture. Spoken-word instrumentalist Taylor Seaberg, hip-hop activist Tufawon, and rapper CRASHprez will be taking the stage to provide tunes, as will Talia Knight, Click Bait, Dua, and DJ Wndrlnd. An art installation will showcase work by Chicago-based artist Amanda Assaley. Funds this year will once again go to America Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) through their In-Kind Medical & Relief Program, which provides basic hospital items and life necessities to folks living on the Gaza Strip. Last year’s festival raised over $20,000, which went on to become $1.3 million dollars’ worth of medical supplies. Find more info at www.deargaza.com. The block party is located on 24th Street between Lyndale and Garfield Avenues in south Minneapolis.