Sunday, March 25, 2007

MeiDay, a fundraiser for Nyok Mei @ The Garage

Hello friends,

MeiDay, a fundraiser for Nyok Mei Wong will take place will take place this Saturday, March 31, 2007 from 7pm to 10pm at The Garage (2830 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco).

This event will feature a silent auction of works by international artists, including:

Mark Bartlett
J.D. Beltran
Andrea Bowers
Allan deSouza
Felipe Dulzaides
Jack Fulton
Alfredo Jaar
Paul Kos
Janis Crystal Lipzin
Suzanne Olmsted
John Roloff

and others. Plus there will be a raffle of other works by contemporary artists, as well as the musical explorations of Galen Grant and Tomoki Spilsbury, a hot local jazz trio called Electric Samurai.

$50 entry tickets
$10 raffle tickets
free music, drink and eats.

Buy tickets or make donations online:

Credit cards also accepted at the door.

The back story on Mei Wong's dilemma:
On February 15, 2007, during a routine visit to INS to check the status of her green card application, Mei, an MFA student in the SFAI New Genres program, was shackled, handcuffed, and placed in the Yuba County Jail for five days. Despite an apparent administrative error by INS, she was held in jail pending the payment of $10,000 bail. Currently threatened with deportation, Mei needs to raise funds for her legal defense at her upcoming court hearing on April 5, 2007. This event has been organized by her fellow students in support of her cause – we hope that you will join us in this pursuit.

Contact the curator Patricia Maloney or Justin Hoover for more details:
Patricia Maloney
(917) 648-6918

Justin Hoover
(415) 425-1647


P.S. I like to consider that we take care of each other. This curatorial work approaches a democratic socialism via the strategic reproduction of free market capital.


Justin Hoover
2830 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94115

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