One Journey Refugee Arts Festival
Meera serves as the music programming lead for an annual refugee arts festival on the lawns of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC that attracts over 4,000 people. One Journey amplifies refugee voices and enhances public awareness of refugee talents and contributions. We strive to build enduring allies for refugees and use cultural and technological tools to facilitate human connections between refugees and their host communities.
Alongside a team of culturally diverse and talented peers, Meera has launched a "Cultural Lab" series around DC. The team puts on a wide array of arts events ranging from concerts to workshops to book signings. Come join us for our next event!
Cheick Hamala Diabate Institute for Performing Arts
Meera is the strategic advisor for the Cheick Hamala Diabate Institute for the Performing Arts, a music school that is being developed in Mali. Meera serves as a liaison to government officials, musicians, architects, and potential partners to come up with the strategy to get this school built and up and running in Mali. Her focus is on using arts and culture as a conduit for economic development in developing nations.
UNESCO Center of Peace
Alongside Victor Lepri, Meera served as an artistic director for the UNESCO Center for Peace Summer Camp in Fredrick, Maryland. Over the course of 2 weeks, she and Victor taught, managed, and produced, cultural arts for over 140 students.