Diy Appreciation Wimps, Great Spiders, Dead Bars, Patsy's Rats

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This is the one of many shows in conjunction with the month-long celebration and support drive for DIY in Seattle.






Can't make it to any of the gigs but want to donate? ►

*There will be donations accepted at the door. Raffle prizes and drink specials to contribute to the cause annoucned soon.

When a tragic fire destroyed the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland on December 2, 2016 it garnered world-wide attention. We mourn the loss of our friends, peers and co-conspirators. Additionally, we have collectively gasped an “oh crap”, as we have seen DIY venues across the country raided by municipal agencies, doors permanently closing without warning and without consideration for the crucial narratives these walls contain outside of their perceived integrity. This tragedy has reminded us that our diligence in maintenance of these spaces requires a collective effort and we stand committed to maintaining a culture of safety for the loved ones who meet inside this little world.

Decades ago and even still, DIY has been a place that welcomed those of us who didn’t know who we were, where to go, or how to find each other. It is a gathering place to nurture ideas, create, and collectively rally around art, music, and each other. Inherent to its nature is the idea that we are individuals but we belong to something bigger than ourselves. Over and over again we reminisce on how vital these spaces have been in our social and cultural development as a community.

These spaces are critical as we face a new authoritarian regime that is rapidly creating legislation to further oppress the first nations, people of color, womxn, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and jeopardizing global public health. DIY is vital in our role to provide gathering space for organizing, fundraising, and idea sharing amongst these targeted communities. Furthermore, these spaces are intended to be self-sustaining in the sense that they are run fully by people volunteering their time and energy towards creating safe, accessible communal space. We exist outside of cultural norms and we hope that you understand why our campaign to raise the funds needed for space upgrades follow suit unconventionally.
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By: Friends of Seattle DIY Appreciation Month

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