On March 3, Sunday, artists, writers and poets in Goa will gather to speak of democracy, togetherness and of an environment that belongs to all its citizens. They will speak through the language of music, theatre, poetry, films and performances. Artists all over Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Dharwad, Pune and Patna are coming together on this very day, for a mass artistic protest. Let us unite and uplift the people in their feelings, hopes and aspirations with art and love.
Join us as we celebrate the culture of love, friendship and the rejection of hate. The afternoon shall be filled with theatre performances, film screenings, visual art exhibitions, music and a celebration of Goa’s diverse cultures.
The event is free and open to all.
Why should Artists Unite?
Once a beach haven, Goa is stuck amidst political instability. Big infrastructure projects are taking a toll on Goa’s greens. Unprecedented mining activities, more often than not with political collusion, are leading to severe environmental and legal violations. The growth of religious extremism and communal violence is further adding to the concern and anxiety of the people living in Goa. At this time when cultural and social life in India is being shattered by the toxic mix of propaganda, violence, censorship and distorted histories, the right to life, the right to love, food choices, language and histories, cultural expression, are all under assault by a politics of hate, which is at war with the people of India and their diverse cultures.
As artists and cultural practitioners, at this critical moment we unite to preserve a culture of equality and cohesion. We will counter this glaring violence with music, art, poetry, words and bodies. We join hands to protect the cultural diversity that scares the regime, and to truly live a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic life that our Constitution guarantees.