I'm really excited to announce an upcoming event in San Francisco on May 3! The event has been long in the planning, and I'm excited to finally see it come to fruit.
Last year, I helped launch a pro-migrant project called CultureStrike, an artist-led initiative whose mission is to cultivate innovative and urgent collaborations between artists, writers, musicians, and other cultural workers to shift the national imagination on immigration. Please join us on May 3, 2012!
UndocuNation: An Evening with Artists for Immigrant Justice
Thursday, May 3, 2012 , 6-9 pm
Art • Music • Peformances • Free • All Ages • Food & Drink
@ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St (Mission & 3rd) in San Francisco
*** Fist 100 guests receive a free pro-migrant poster ***
Hosted by Favianna Rodriguez and Jeff Chang, join us for an evening of culture jamming, visual art, and performances addressing the devastating consequences of our country's broken immigration system.
At a time when severe anti-migrant laws are being passed around the country and when deportations are breaking records, artists from different racial backgrounds, immigration history and documentation statuses will be sharing art works, and cultural interventions about the current immigration crisis.
CultureStrike, Center for New Community and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will host an evening of culture jamming, visual art, and performances responding to the devastating consequences of this country’s anti-immigrant movement. The evening will include performances, film excerpts, art installations, music, readings, and cultural workers speaking about their art and working to shift the national imagination on race, migration, and what "America" should look like.
ART, PERFORMANCES & READINGS BY:
- Janine Brito & Nato Green, comedians from Laughter Against the Machine
- Yosimar Reyes, two-spirit poet &activist
- DJ Sloe Poke
- Dignidad Rebelde, Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza, artists
- Daniel Alarcon, award-winning writer
- Julio Salgado, artivist & co-founder of DreamersAdrift.com
- Jesus Iniguez, spoken word artists & co-founder of DreamersAdrift.com
- Oriana Bolden, filmmamer
- Cloee Cooper, organizer with the Center for New Community
- Walidah Imarisha, writer & performer
- Sean San Jose, playwright
- Imin Yeh, visual artist
and many more!
Above: Oriana Bolden
Above: Daniel Alarcón