RIP “Ghostship” Artists

As 2016 comes to a close, the Gardarev Center sends heartfelt condolences to those lost and the survivors of the “Ghostship” fire in Oakland, California, this past year. The death of so many innocent, creative, and hopeful artists, many living on the economic fringes of a booming (for some) economy is devastating, and indicative of […] Read more »

Educator and Activist Polly Atwood Pens Poem about Gardarev Community Forum

Please enjoy this wonderful poem by Gardarev supporter, educator and activist, Polly Atwood, who attended our Fall 2011 forum.  The forum featured Fay Chiang (writer and visual artist), Letta Neely (poet and playwright) and Chaw Ei Thein (visual and performance artist).  Polly teaches about multiculturalism in the School of Education at Northeastern University.  Please do not use this poem without first obtaining […] Read more »

Toni Lester’s Tribute to Singer, Songwriter and Civil Rights Activist, Abbey Lincoln, on the One Year Anniversary of Her Death

“It’s Supposed to Be Love” – A Tribute to Singer, Songwriter and Civil Rights Activist, Abbey Lincoln, on the One Year Anniversary of Her Death” by Toni Lester, The Gardarev Center June 15, 2011 Jazz singer, songwriter, actress and civil rights activist, Abbey Lincoln died at the age of 80 last summer. Lincoln often used […] Read more »