My wonderful and illustrious coworker IK is the Director of Strategic Communications for Project REACH (Realizing an Effective Alliance for Community Hope), which is a D.C.-based community development organization rooted in youth engagement. She has been involved with the project from the beginning and I am always overwhelmed and impressed by the good work she’s doing in DC.
Project REACH is co-hosting an event called “Community Café: Reach Beyond,” an exciting performance and visual arts showcase scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 16th at THEARC Theater in Anacostia. They are co-hosting this dynamic arts showcase with the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN), which is a community-based nonprofit that works for social justice, delivers a range of direct services, and cultivates the arts in urban communities throughout the Chicago area.
Here’s what IK had to say about the event:
Community Café uses the arts to break down the societal barriers present in today’s world. Audiences are able to experience the work of jazz musicians, hip hop artists, poets, dancers, visual artists, actors, scholars, and speakers in a family-friendly, community-strengthening environment. The event intends to showcase conscious artists, creating cross-cultural communication and building mutual understanding, while raising awareness about Project REACH’s work with youth in DC.
In other words, it sounds incredible! The link for advanced ticket purchase can be found below in addition to the IMAN and Project REACH websites.
If you have questions about the event, let me know and I can put you in touch with her. Hope to see you there!