Dear Brookline-area friends of social justice music,
The People's Music Network (PMN) invites you to offer a room, couch, and/or floor space in your home for out-of-town musicians and activists during our annual PMN Winter Gathering, taking place at the First Parish in Cambridge on Friday, January 26 and at the Pierce School in Brookline on January 27 & 28, 2018. We ask hosts to provide accommodations for two nights: Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.
PMN is a diverse community of singers, artists, activists and allies that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world. Our upcoming gathering is a weekend event that moves around the Northeast each January. The last years it was in Boston were 2008 and 1998 -- 10 and 20 years ago, respectively.
We hope many of you may join us for all or part of this exciting weekend. Please go to the PMN website (http://peoplesmusic.org/) for details about the event, including registration information. Charlie King and Rick Burkhardt will be our artists-in-residence and will be headlining our Friday Night Concert on January 26, which is open to the public. All meals, including breakfast, are included as part of the gathering, so there is no expectation of providing meals for someone staying in your home. The gathering runs all day, from early in the morning until late in the evening, so you may not even see much of your guest(s), unless you attend the weekend yourself.
Your offer of home hospitality could very well enable someone to attend who might not otherwise be able to afford to do so. We're especially looking for housing located near a bus line or T Stop or within a 10-20 minute drive from the Pierce School in Brookline, but please respond if you can help and you live within a 30-minute commute of the Pierce School, especially if you live in Cambridge.
We would love to receive your offer of housing, by January 12, 2018. Please fill out the form below at your earliest convenience. The more detailed the information we get on the form and the earlier we receive it, the better chance we have of making a “good fit” match between you and one or more of our wandering minstrels.
Thank you,Ben GrosscupPeople’s Music Networkben.firstname.lastname@example.org