10/14/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hey Cambridge Arts Folks,
We all know that the arts in Cambridge are not a priority for city funding. As many of you have read, EMF closed recently due to redevelopment. Now, Green Street Studios is scheduled to close at the end of October. These are tragic losses to the Cambridge arts community – And this trend is speeding up, not slowing down.
This constitutes an emergency. In response, artists and community members are meeting Monday, October 14, 6PM at Green Street Studios to discuss and organize for meaningful political action to support the arts.
Nadeem Mazen, former Cambridge City Councilor 2013-2017, will share a proven formula for effective organizing and speak to prior arts organizing successes.
Nate Fillmore will share how Cambridge Bike Safety achieved great successes with these tactics in their fight for bike lanes and an overall shift in policymaking on the issue in Cambridge.
Ben Simon, of the Cambridge Artist Coalition, will share the experiences of organizers during the EMF building sale and closure.
We’ll ask for your priorities, needs, and observations as a community of artists and supporters. We’ll begin to identify a group of 5-10 committed folks who want to organize and inform the rest of us, regularly.
Voter registration ends Tuesday. Our overall effort we will only succeed if we show Cambridge that the arts community votes too. Please come prepared to register to vote (or do it in advance of Monday’s meeting, here https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/).
Feel free to bring food for a potluck. Definitely, bring friends and neighbors. This doesn’t work if you aren’t there.
Cambridge Arts Movement 2019
Green Street Studios