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Poetry & Climate Action with Moms

Thank you to Moms Clean Air Force and all our participants for a powerful workshop to kick off the new year!  It was such an exhilarating gathering and you all brought so much positive energy and creativity!  Your poems and letters were amazing.  This is...

by Monica Bose on January 10th, 2023
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SUSTAIN Performance & Closing

The SUSTAIN installation closed with a performance on June 9, 2022, which coincided with Transformer DC’s 20th anniversary party at The LINE DC. The SUSTAIN project celebrates 10 years of Storytelling with Saris, which began in 2012. For the performance, I did a flashback to...

by Monica Bose on October 1st, 2022
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Sustain Installation & Dedication

The SUSTAIN installation at The LINE DC and Unity Park was an epic 10 day experience, starting on May 31 and ending on June 10, 2022. There was a dedication with poetry and music, a film screening, another poetry event at the farmers market, artist...

by Monica Bose on October 1st, 2022
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Sustain: plants & poetry

Our January 11th new year’s online workshop was bittersweet. One of our team is suffering from Covid, but we sent him our positive healing thoughts and felt energized by sharing about our plants and indoor gardens. Demetria showed us the beautiful wild seeds she has...

by Monica Bose on January 12th, 2022
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প্রকাশ Prokash/Reveal performance

“প্রকাশ ” পারফরমেন্স/ কৃতকলা পরিচালনায় শিল্পী এবং সমাজকর্মী মনিকা জাহান বোস| সার্বিক সহযোগিতায় – আর্টস অ্যান্ড ডেমক্রেসী| শনিবার, ৯ই অক্টোবর, বিকাল ৪:৩০ থেকে ৬:৩০, এভিনিউ সি প্লাজা প্রকাশের সমাপনী পারফরমেন্স এবং আবৃত্তি। জেন্ডার / লিঙ্গ/ যৌনতা , মানসিক স্বাস্থ্য, এবং অভিবাসন / বর্ণবাদ বিষয়ে আমরা...

by Monica Bose on October 16th, 2021
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A dreamy project!

The Concrete Dreams public art installation was a fantastic four day event in Adams Morgan at the DC Arts Center, culminating many months of work on the project by people from DC to Katakhali Village, Bangladesh. The saris were installed on the roof of the...

by Monica Bose on June 9th, 2021
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Concrete Dreams!!

Join us to experience CONCRETE DREAMS at the exterior and sidewalk in front of the DC Arts Center in May 2021.  Tentatively scheduled for May 20-23, 2021.  Dates may shift based on weather.  Check here for latest updates. Location: DC Arts Center (exterior/sidewalk), 2438 18thStreet,...

by Monica Bose on May 11th, 2021
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Earth Day 2021 Presentation

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our Storytelling with Saris Earth Day Presentation on April 22 at noon EDT. We had over 800 people watching it on this website and on Facebook. Here is the full presentation, including the screening of the Warming...

by Monica Bose on May 2nd, 2021
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Final Concrete Dreams Zoom workshop

It was not easy to do an art and poetry workshop about our dreams and our future so soon after the horrendous mass killings of Asian women in Atlanta and just as the trial in the George Floyd murder is starting. But it was a...

by Monica Bose on April 1st, 2021
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Climate Justice Poetry Workshop

By our guest blogger, student intern Nella Hoogeboom, writing from London. On the 11th of February I attended the Concrete Dreams Poetry and Art workshop on Zoom. We started off the workshop with a short introduction, with everyone saying their names and one word they...

by Monica Bose on February 15th, 2021
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