Support for Mission Supports

Bangsnap Records will join in tonight’s Gorinto, a weekly avant-garde music and food throwdown at the Mercury Cafe, to raise money for Mission Supports, a nonprofit that Arnie Swenson founded in February to help adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities who are currently on the waitlist for the Medicaid waiver program. “Unfortunately in Colorado, there are more than 1,000 adults on the waiting list, and it is expanding rapidly,” says Swenson, a veteran adult-services care provider who notes that some people wind up in limbo for a decade. To keep overhead low and save as much money as possible for this underserved community, Swenson’s organiza-tion works remotely, with the Mission Supports advocacy team training in parks and libraries.

This edition of Gorinto, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will feature the usual veggie-friendly cuisine, along with a silent auction of local art and performances by Bangsnap musicians and dancer Susan Coates. Tickets are $10, and all of tonight’s proceeds will go to the fledgling group. The Mercury is located at 2199 California Street; tickets will be available at the door. For more information on Mission Supports, go to www.missionsupports.org.
Wed., June 1, 7:30 p.m., 2011

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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