The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Healing, Art & Solidarity for Syrians

Friday November 6th, 5:00PM - 9:00PM at Friends Meeting House, 43 Center St, Northampton

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A Community event to support Basmeh and Zeitooneh

This is a Community Event. A chance for folks from all over Western Massachusetts to become informed about the causes of Syrians fleeing their Homelands and involved in supporting an Organization that is creating a place for so many of those forced to flee.

Artists from Cottage Street Studios are teaming up with Healers from all over the Valley, offering their Crafts and services to raise funds for بسمة وزيتونة - Basmeh & Zeitooneh. which offers unparalleled support to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Turkey.

Kate Barvainis, Lora Ksieniewicz, Rachel Hannah, Northampton Community Acupuncture, Lynn Curry, Terry Tangredi, Bonnie Diamond, Caroline Ruderman, Shana Anolik and many other amazing Healers will be offering their services. Roots To Resistance and Artists from Cottage Street Studios will be holding a silent auction with their wonderful locally crafted items!

Binaural Beat Brothers will be there with amazing Beats.
Local farms and markets will be donating Food snacks

"Basmeh & Zeitooneh is committed to serving Syrian refugees and the communities that are hosting them in Lebanon and Turkey. We were established by Syrian expatriates who realized short-term emergency measures were failing to meet refugee needs. Our founders are part of the community we serve. We live and work in the same communities as refugees, and we endeavor to help the local hosts as well displaced Syrians. We aim to adapt quickly to the community’s evolving needs. An ever-growing number of Syrians has been forced from their homes, taking up residence in Lebanon, where we began our work, and in Turkey, where we recently expanded. They don’t know how long they will have to live in temporary homes, waiting for the war in Syria to end. Our goal is to provide the range of services they need in order to live a life of dignity."

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