mim.fm is proud to have supported a variety of social causes over the years. As part of our mission to use music to facilitate social change, we have recruited a talented collection of compassionate artists who have lent their craft to the cause of alleviating suffering and promoting the general welfare. Through music sales, media services and benefit concerts we have supported veterans, helped fight family homelessness, raised awareness on economic inequality, and challenged threats to the environment.
Here are are few of our recent efforts:
On Sunday May 18th, 2014 mim.fm presented Vet Visions and Voices: An Art and Music Benefit, at Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque. Some of New Mexico's top bands were on hand, including Cali Shaw, Throw the Temple, Sunlight, and Le Chat Lunatique.
The walls of the gallery were lined with some of the finest local art by and about Vets, in a variety of media and styles, including Paula Manning-Lews, Richard Martin, Maggie Micole, Denise Weaver Ross, Scott Palmer, Victoria Bryers and Peter Rogers.
The intent of this show was to give voice to the Veteran community and to facilitate connection and healing through personal expression and the sharing of information about local resources. There were powerful testimonies from Vets, including Indigenous American healer and Veteran Oatzi'nu" She'e'lake'e' who generously offered his healing services free of charge to any Vet present at the event.
Proceeds benefited the participating artists and Henderson House, a shelter for Women Vets and their children.
mim.fm has been working with a passionate team of environmental activists called The Bosque Action Team (B.A.T) to protect the Rio Grande Bosque, a stretch of natural land in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to designing, creating, and maintaining a website (www.savethebosque.org) we have provided a variety of supporting media services*, and hosted a rousing and successful music benefit called the Big Bosque Benefit Bash, featuring some of New Mexico's top artists including Le Chat Lunatique. We were pleasantly surprised that Channel 4 stopped by to film a piece about the event, which was broadcast on the evening news.
These photos, taken by friends of the Bosque Adam Kludt, Seamus O'Sullivan and Alex Limkin speak volumes about why this community is so passionate about preserving and protecting this amazing resource:
Working with a local NGO called Family Promise, mim.fm sold music and organized a music benefit, MiM Rocks the Family, to raise awareness and revenue to help fight family homelessness. We were graced by the support and generosity of very talented local musicians, some of whom have played SXSW.
Treating the homeless humanely begins by seeing them as human beings. These amazing photos of residents at London's Shelter from the Storm homeless shelter taken by renowned photographer Rosie Holtom, show the heart that beats inside every homeless person.
mim.fm was proud to throw its support behind the local New Mexico Occupy movement. To keep the spotlight on the issues of income inequality and economic injustice, we organized a public music rally called Rockupy. Several local bands and musicians came out to Albuquerque's Robinson Park in support of the cause. The event caught the attention of the local media.
These terrific images capture the spirit of the protest: