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Catharsis on the Mall exists to create accessible spaces for healing. We do this by expanding the bounds of expression, connection, and inclusion in public and civic places, through direct engagement in participatory art, political action, holistic modalities, and sacred practice that restores ourselves and our communities, fostering social change.

2018

Art Theme

Catharsis On The Mall Releases Critical Comments on National Park Service Proposed Restrictions and Fees for First Amendment Activities on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, DC – Organizers of Catharsis on the Mall, a public vigil designed to create an artistic space for healing and demonstration that takes place near the base of the Washington Monument, has issued critical comments on proposed restrictions of First Amendment...

Catharsis on the Mall to Hold Annual Healing Vigil During Planned “Military Parade” Over Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-11

WASHINGTON, DC – Catharsis on the Mall, a public vigil designed to create an artistic space for healing and transformation, is fundraising and calling for participants for this year’s occasion. Now in its fourth year, the vigil has been held annually during Veterans...

Free Festival Brings Yoga, Film Screenings, Classes, Dancing to the Mall

Although the National Park Service denied Catharsis on the Mall a permit to erect a 45-foot statue of a giant woman, the free festival will still bring art, music, yoga and dance to the District beginning Friday. The all-night, all-weekend affair begins at noon...

Catharsis 2017 Media Advisory

WASHINGTON, DC – Catharsis on the Mall, an annual public vigil dedicated to a creative community experience at which all are welcome, will host a press conference on Friday, November 10, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the northwest quadrant of the Washington Monument Grounds...

National Park Service Retracts Approval to Install R-Evolution Sculpture of Woman on National Mall at 11th Hour

WASHINGTON, DC – Catharsis on the Mall, the group organizing to bring R-Evolution, a giant sculpture of a meditating woman by artist Marco Cochrane, to the National Mall for a vigil starting in November is stunned by the sudden last-minute retraction made by the...

Catharsis on the Mall Launches Crowdfund to Install Giant Sculpture of Woman at the Washington Monument for Annual Healing Vigil

WASHINGTON, DC – Catharsis on the Mall, an annual public vigil dedicated to building community by creating space for healing and transformation, which coincides with Veterans Day weekend, is fundraising for this year’s upcoming event and also for the installation of...

Temple Burn Complaint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT - Lacy MacAuley, LacyMacAuley@gmail.com 202-733-4640 office, 202-815-0288 mobile CATHARSIS ON THE MALL ORGANIZERS SUE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO PERMIT CONTROLLED BURN OF “TEMPLE OF REBIRTH” WASHINGTON, DC – On...

Catharsis on the Mall 2016 “Our Journey Home” Memorial to Trauma Victims to be Burned on the National Mall

WASHINGTON, DC – Four days after the election, a memorial will be burned on the grounds of the Washington Monument dedicated to those whose lives have been affected by trauma. The 48-hour national vigil, titled Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing, begins on...

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