One of the best things about going to Netroots Nation every year is connecting and meetings fans of my art. Whether it's at my booth or at the different panels and trainings going on. A wanna send a big THANK YOU to all of the folks that I had the chance to meet for the first time or got to see again at this years Netroots Nation. It's because of ya'll that I keep doing the work that I do. WIth that said, if you missed NN this year, fear not for you can still check out some of the panels I was on.
This August, CultureStrike will launch its first-ever program to feature “writing beyond the margins.”
This is an open call for applications: Deadline: July 12, 2013. The application can be completed online with this form.
Writers, artists and cultural workers are central to social change and crucial to building a society that recognizes and embraces migration and the migrant experience(s). Culture is where we change the narrative, introduce ideas, and attach emotions to concrete change. Culture allows people to imagine what change can look and feel like.
It makes change feel not just possible but inevitable.
The migration experience is an expression of this continual change, as are the daily journeys and encounters that connect us with others, break us apart, and deepen our perspectives and aspirations. As more migrants are deported each day and our communities face increasingly brutal treatment, we seek a platform to tell our stories, speak up for ourselves, and push beyond the institutions that fail to recognize our humanity.
If you’re in the Oakland area, be sure to check out “Migration Now!” at SoleSpace. This groundbreaking group show runs through June 29th and features many of the most dynamic artists in the U.S. who are strengthening the movement for Migrant’s Rights: Lalo Alcaraz, Favianna Rodriguez, Josh MacPhee, Emory Douglas, Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde, César Maxit, Oree Originol, Julio Salgado & more.
ARTIST TALK: Wednesay June 26th, 6-8pm - FREE Learn more about this unprecedented collaboration from project coordinators Julio Salgado & Chucha Marquez. This event will also feature performance by Yosimar Reyes. All ages welcome.
This exhibit is brought to you by CultureStrike, Justseeds and SoleSpace. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7pm