Every year, Minnesotans from all walks of life gather to stand in solidarity, witness art, and fundraise for the plight of Gaza.

With a population of 1.8 million people, the Gaza Strip has endured three wars since 2007, and faces an ongoing blockade imposed by Israel. Palestinians living in Gaza face chronic shortages of medical aid and health care supplies. According to the World Health Organization, such deficits are not due to security restrictions imposed by Israel; they are due to insufficient funds.

DEAR GAZA is an inspiring artist showcase and fundraiser that pursues aid-funding for the ongoing plight of the Gaza strip. The evening will host spoken word poetry, dance, art, interactive activities, live music, and more from conscious artists in solidarity with the Gaza strip.

Last year, thanks to local humanitarians like you, we were able to raise $30,000 for Gaza. This initial investment was then turned into 1.3 million Dollars worth of medical supplies by America Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) through their In-Kind Medical & Relief Program, which delivers critical, donated medical supplies and health care equipment to local organizations.