Mehdi El Hajoui
I’m writing to ask for your help and your support for an organization that’s doing amazing work and also that I care a ton about: Booklyn. Really, I need you to make a donation. Any amount at all would be so meaningful. We’re aiming to raise $25,000.
If you don’t know about Booklyn (or that I’m on the Board) here’s some things that might help you understand what we do:
Booklyn is dedicated to artists and social justice organizations that are creating provocative, boundary-pushing work. And in a time when today's militant artists face both economic hardship (rents are high!) and social stigma, when free thinking has become suspicious, we need Booklyn to make sure these artists can continue to write books, design print portfolios, and tell their stories.
Booklyn helps document cultural work, which we then get into the collections of public and private institutions putting forth alternative voices and re-shaping the historical narrative. By building dedicated collections at major academic institutions, Booklyn is changing the way in which we talk about the Arab Spring, the Iraq War, and other pivotal events.
Booklyn also serves its immediate community through programming at its exhibition and collection space, including book-making, documentation workshops, classroom visits, so much more.
I feel good about making this ask because I feel good about Booklyn. Several organizations promote book arts and fine presses, and many others advocate for important social and economic causes. However, Booklyn is unique in activating the work of contemporary, socially-engaged book artists. I’m proud of that.
You should know that every single dollar raised through this campaign goes into Booklyn’s programming and directly supports artists and social justice organizations. So, please, log on here and make a tax deductible donation. I hope you’ll feel compelled to share this with your friends too. We’d welcome all the support we can get.
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