What Dance Does Right: fabric Fundraises For Refugees

Published On 18/04/2016 | Series

In response the the worldwide humanitarian crisis that is Europe’s refugee situation, London club fabric has taken it on themselves to act.

With an all too lax response from Europe and the rest of the world, the commendable act comes in the form of £1 donation options going toward a number of organizations looking to help the situation, including HelpRefugees, CalAid, Refugee Action, United Nations Refugee Agency, and Save the Children.

The optional £1 donation comes as an option when patrons purchase advance tickets to the famed London techno institution. Organized with the help of Cambridge Calais Refugee Action Group, aside from monetary aid, awareness initiatives have also been released, beginning with the Who, What, Where, When, and Why featured on fabric’s website.

 See also: Techno For Humanity: What The World Can Learn From Dance Music

For those who are not aware, Britain does NOT offer asylum visas, with travel visas from Syria being denied at a rate of 50%. This lack of safe and legal travel results in an extreme mortality rate for refugees looking to flea the Civil War and insurgency of the Islamic State in their home country with nearly 4,000 already having passed along the way (and an additional 400 at the time of writing).

So, with so much strife around everything that dance music does wrong in the world (or, at least, in the world’s media), it is nice to highlight what dance music does right. It is with that that we hope to highlight a different positive endeavor undertaken by a dance music figure, entity, or organization, and what better way to start than with this.

With that, I urge everyone to consider donating, especially coming from the coalition nations whose failed campaign’s of “liberation” in the region are the direct cause of the situation as we know it.

Find all the necessary information on the initiative and how to get involved HERE

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About The Author

Steve comes to Amsterdam by way of Brooklyn, Connecticut, Mumbai, and Tokyo. He researches media culture at UvA, while already holding degrees from UCONN (CT) and The New School (NYC). Aside from DHA, Steve is the Senior Editor for cinema platform IndieNYC.com, and writes on issues relating to film, culture, politics & electronic music. Every so often he also dabbles in photography and filmmaking.