Event| #Bersatu: A Meetup for Lombok

Indonesia’s Lombok has been jolted by two major earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in the past week with a 6.4 on July 29 and an even more devastating 7.0 on August 5.

The death toll of the 7.0-quake has been continuing to climb (it’s up to 98 at the moment), hundreds have been wounded, and thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes. Electricity has gone dead in parts of the island, clean drinking water has been difficult to access, and local residents have been afraid to go inside structures, fearful that they could collapse.

Buah Zine and Short Line Review are hosting a potluck picnic to raise money for Lombok relief and rebuilding efforts.

There is a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds will go to Peduli Anak Foundation, Indonesia Aid, and Palang Merah Indonesia.

Indonesian food and drinks will be available at the picnic. Attendees are encouraged to bring and share food as well! Some blankets will be provided, but please bring your own blankets if you can.

The picnic is especially open to creatives of color as a space to share work and meet others.

Meet at Columbus Circle and 59th Street.

Those who plan to donate can also donate online here:
Peduli Anak Foundation (https://kitabisa.com/pedulianakgempa)
Indonesia Aid (https://indonesiaaid.org/)
Palang Merah Indonesia (http://donasi.pmi.or.id/donations/lombok-kita-bantu/)

About Buah zine: Buah is an online zine dedicated to anyone with Indonesian heritage who lives and/or grew up abroad. Visit www.buahzine.wordpress.com

RSVP here

Full event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/288295725284009/

 

 

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