Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 6 pm - 10 pm
An art fundraiser highlighting auction-style and fixed-price art from local Houston and regional artists. Come bid for and buy beautiful art to support the work of Every Shelter, meet local artists, and enjoy an evening of live music, craft refreshments and cocktails, and an immersive Billboard Shelter Experience. Valet parking will be provided.
WHO IS EVERY SHELTER & WHAT DO WE DO?
Eighty-four million people are currently displaced, becoming refugees disconnected from fundamental rights and human dignity. This is one of the most pressing global issues of our time, and one that we believe does not receive enough awareness, attention, or understanding. Every Shelter focuses on refugees living in long-duration camp settings in urban squalor, and as such, they are unseen and out of mind for our community. Every Shelter works at a systems level to provide a safe and healthy future to dignify these displaced communities through a three-pronged strategy:
The design, creation, and deployment of superior shelter provisions,
The active disruption of an archaic global refugee system through intelligent interventions and economic empowerment opportunities for refugees,
Advocating and fundraising for an often voiceless and powerless group of people.
HOW WILL THE DONATED PROCEEDS BE USED?
In short, Every Shelter is using the proceeds to help launch Shelter WorkShop | Uganda - a space for refugee-led businesses to enjoy free rent, free use of machines, and training as they launch their own shelter businesses. Our first cohort of refugee enterprises is focused on upcycling used billboard vinyl into 10-year shelter roofs.