SUSTAIN: A Preview Performance

December 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Unity Park
1771-1795 Columbia Rd
NW, Washington
DC 20009
Monica Jahan Bose
SUSTAIN: A Preview Performance @ Unity Park

Join us for this year’s final farmer’s market at Unity Park and a preview of SUSTAIN, a new public art project exploring climate justice, farming, and food insecurity.  We will be sharing information about this latest Storytelling with Saris community public art project and featuring a short live performance with a 50+ foot sari.   Lead artist Monica Jahan Bose and curator Sarah Tanguy will be present along with several of our project members from Washington DC.   Come join or watch our performance and pick up some fresh produce or an xmas tree at the market!

Do support local growers like Licking Creek Bend Farm, which has been coming to Adams Morgan for over 40 years and also has a farmer’s market in Anacostia.  Read about their work on environmental and social justice in this Pathways article.

SUSTAIN is a collective response to sustainability and the climate crisis featuring community-sourced poetry and art on saris. Made by women farmers from Bose’s ancestral island village in Bangladesh and DC participants of public sari and urban gardening workshops, the saris will wrap around the six grand columns of LINE DC’s façade, and create a welcoming passageway at Unity Park. Other highlights include a soundwalk, poetry slam, and film screenings about sustainable practices and the impacts of climate on agriculture and food security. SUSTAIN marks ten years of the collaborative climate justice project Storytelling with Saris.

ASL will be provided.  Please email with any questions or accommodation needs.

Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo (Red Line); bus 90, 96, 42 and many more.

This project is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.

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