Pitchfork Music Festival pleased to announce a partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), a Chicago -based organization that empowers urban growers to develop prosperous communities through sustainable agriculture and a fair food system while honoring Indigenous Sovereignty, Black freedom, and immigrants ’rights . A portion of the proceeds from the Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 will be donated to AUA.
“AUA is excited to partner with the Pitchfork Music Festival to support Chicago’s urban agricultural community,” cooperation steward Jazmin Martinez said in a statement. “Now more than ever, we need to know where our food comes from and who grows it. Through this partnership, Pitchfork and its attendees are strengthening Chicago’s local food system and directly supporting the city’s growers and farmers.
At the Pitchfork Music Festival, AUA will provide a backdrop canvas on which attendees will be asked to write or draw an answer to the following question: “How do you transform vacant lots and vacant spaces in Chicago?” Participants will be able to enhance the project by posting photos using the hashtags #AUAChicago and #UrbanAgChiAUA. AUA will also distribute small seed packages throughout the week.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 will take place at Union Park in Chicago from July 15-17. The festival titles are National, Mitski, and the Roots, and additional performers include Japanese Breakfast, Earl Sweatshirt, and Arooj Aftab. Passes are still available HEREso be sure to buy your tickets soon!
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