Harmonía II: A Benefit for Migrant Children & Families

When:

Venue: IX Art Park

Address: 522 2nd St SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 207-2355

Website: https://ixartpark.org/

Our inaugural event last summer was a runaway success. and we are pleased to once again partner with IX Art Park in staging our second ​Harmonía​.

This year, just as the last, musicians and community members from Charlottesville and beyond will come together during Independence Day weekend on a beautiful Sunday in July to play music, foster community, eat, drink, and support four important charitable organizations countering the humanitarian crisis occurring along our nation’s Southernmost door.

This crisis has only deepened in the year since our first event, and the dark reports of family separations, abuses, neglect, and death have inspired us to redouble our efforts in staging a second benefit.

With the help of generous sponsors, artists, volunteers, and the good people of Charlottesville we hope to exceed last year’s donation of $4,500 to benefit national advocates Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights ,​as well as local organizations Creciendo Juntos – CJ ​a​nd Sin Barreras Charlottesville​,​ and CIBF, Charlottesville Immigrant Bond Fund, a coalition of Charlottesville-area individuals and organizations formed to support and protect our immigrant neighbors, particularly those facing discrimination, detention, and deportation. These donations will help avail a myriad developmental, educational, and professional resources to Latinx individuals and families in our community.

We feel strongly that the binary goal of fostering fellowship and community with local Latinx communities continues to be the key to establishing a sense of understanding and impacting positive growth.

We’ve amassed an impressive lineup of musical talent, folks eager to lend their time and tunes to what is shaping up to be an afternoon for the books.

Our speakers and musicians include Mariana Bell, Alex Bragg, Michael Croan, Richelle Claiborne, DJ XSV, John D’earth, Derrick Decker, Brennan Gilmore, Rob Hubbard, Davina Jackson, Atreyu Jackson, Modern Medication, LUA Project, Charles Owens, Malik Pointdexter, Tucker Rogers, Rusty Speidel, Butch Taylor, Ivan Orr, Andy Waldeck, and James Wilson!

We also have some exciting sponsors and vendors in the pipeline and are ready to make it a delightful afternoon fiesta for all attendees. Hope you can join us!

Respectfully,
Rachel Gendreau
Jeyon Falsini
Mariana Bell
Tucker Rogers
(Co-Organizers and Founders of Harmonía)

All Ages // 4 – 8 PM // Free to the public