Join WashMasks Mutual Aid and SCT for a special pre-show experience in the lobby of the Charlotte Martin Theatre to celebrate and offer gratitude for our local farmworkers. Before each performance, our lobby will have a thank you card making station where you can create notes of appreciation for farmworkers in Western Washington, as well as a drop-off station for the donation of winter weather clothing or books. See our event page for the Cold Weather Exposure Prevention Donation Drive for specific details.
WashMasks invites our community to its storytelling event, Those Who Feed Us: Stories of Food, Community, & Solidarity this fall.
Those Who Feed Us is a community gathering of shared memories, dramatic readings, and facilitated public conversations that connect the food we eat to the people that made this happen in celebration of food solidarity and to raise awareness of the (un)seen hands that put food on our plates.
This event is produced by WashMasks Mutual Aid and hosted by ArtsWest on Monday, November 6th, and Seattle Rep on Tuesday, November 28th, with all tickets pay-what-you-can. All funds go towards WashMaks's annual Heart of Washington grocery fund so we can provide cultural food across five Washington farmworking communities.
Leading up to this event, WashMasks is gathering stories and recipes throughout the month of October. All stories and recipes will be shared anonymously at the events. The more experiences we can gather, the more diverse and rich this event will become.
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Before the 1:30pm, and 4:30pm A Very Electric Christmas performances
WashMasks Mutual Aid works with communities to provide care, creative joy, and community to Washington farmworkers, their families, and other BIPOC rural communities. We believe farmworkers and rural communities deserve safety, equity, and dignity.
Who Are We?
WashMasks was formed in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. WashMasks is an all-volunteer mutual aid consisting of artists, classroom teachers, public school administrators, activists, and the extended arts community from across Washington state. The communities we work with deserve support, dignity, and advocacy. WashMasks works in solidarity with rural community activists, schools, organizations, educators, farmworker unions, migrant youth, and farmworkers themselves. WashMasks aims to amplify and support these communities and their leaders.
What Is Mutual Aid?
Mutual aid is an act of solidarity among communities and neighbors. Mutual aid work happens when communities work collaboratively in addressing community needs.
Want to contribute another way?
WashMasks is entirely volunteer lead and run-- this work is only possible via community participation. There are so many ways that you can participate via your time, energy, and/or wheels. Check the link for more specific information on volunteering. Thank you in advance and look forward to you joining us with care, community, and creative joy for the families and individuals who feed us all.