[act-ma] Boston hosts inaugural Social Emergency Response Center

Anne Phillips anne at classism.org
Tue Jan 24 18:50:20 PST 2017


*The social emergency was already here.  It was just unevenly
distributed.** Join
*us* at Boston's Social Emergency Response Center Jan 27-29 and Feb 3-5*

*Who:      *Artists, activists and community members in collaboration with
the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)



*What:     *Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs) are temporary,
emergent, and creative pop-up spaces co-led by activists and artists around
the US. They include creative action, healing, collective making,
performances and more. Boston is hosting the first SERC.



*Where:  *Dorchester Arts Collaborative, 157 Washington Street, Dorchester,
MA 02121



*When:    *January 27-29 and February 3-5

Fridays 5-9 PM

Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 PM



*Why:       *We are in a social emergency. In natural emergencies like
hurricanes or floods, emergency response centers provide food, shelter, and
healing.  Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs) re-imagine these
centers to take on the real and pressing *social emergency* that we are
facing today. They help us pivot out of humdrum time, through despair, rage
and hopelessness into collective, creative and radical action.



SERCs will function as both an artistic gesture and a practical solution,
creating opportunities for social intervention, emotional healing,
collective art-making, performances, political workshops, collective
cooking and more.



Please join  community members of all ages engaged in printmaking, spoken
word, boxing, taiko drumming, dialog, drum circles, performances,
storytelling, and more. Full schedule at http://ds4si.org/interventions/serc


<http://ds4si.org/interventions/serc>

<http://ds4si.org/interventions/serc>RSVP and spread the word:
https://www.facebook.com/events/350726641965836/



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