Rock the Boat!

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Join us for Rock The Boat, on Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm at the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143.

For almost 20 years we’ve been rocking the boat! NAMA has been shaking up the systems, policies, processes, markets and narratives that are dominating fishery policies and marine conservation. Rock The Boat is our first benefit event featuring, art, food, education, and an auction. The evening will be joined by the music of singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry, the Bob Marley tribute band, Hope Road, and sea chanty quartet SeaFire Kids.

Enjoy food provided by supportive restaurants and hospitals – yes we said hospitals! – creating delicious bites using regional sea and land food. Imbibe on some local beer, wine and healthy sodas. Learn from thoughtful chefs. Take part in a silent auction. Celebrate our living fishing economies. And support our efforts to keep rocking the boat!

If you can’t make it, buy a ticket for someone who can but can’t afford it by checking the “Rock the Boat Without Me!” ticket box. We’ll prioritize distributing those tickets to fishing community advocates.

See you November 7th! Come Rock the Boat with us!

In addition to the party on the 7th, an art exhibit featuring the work of fisher artists will be on display at the Arts at the Armory from November 4th – December 1st 2014.

Rock the Boat aims to fund programs in continuing the work of NAMA to:

  • Promote taking control of the seafood in our food system
  • Increase awareness about racial equity, economic justice, and food access
  • Celebrate the work of community-based fishermen everywhere
  • Inform fisheries policy makers about the importance of support for community-based, independent fishermen and their families
  • Advocate for small and medium scale fishermen
  • Support food workers along the entire food chain

We thank many friends for making Rock the Boat possible. Please join us in thanking our sponsors and community partners, food and beverage providers, and musicians.