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I have the privelage of being part of this amazing show happening at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. There's an amazing line up of artist curating and exhibitng. If you're in the area, be sure to check it out.
Here's more info an the show:
If Asian-Latino intersections frequently emerge in urban spaces, street art is often the lasting visual record of these connections-as well as a way of reimagining the shapes and boundaries of cultures and cities alike. The shows will be staged in downtown Silver Spring, MD, on an urban landscape fundamentally shaped by immigration and cultural diversity, we open up a new set of conversations about the place of art and the visual stories we tell together. The shows will feature work and curation by a range of celebrated artists exploring Asian-Latino intersections.
Curators Eric Nakamura, Shizu Saldamando, and Adriel Luis will project artwork onto the public surfaces of Veterans Plaza, telling the visual stories of Asian-Latino cultural connection as a DJ spins Asian-Latino fusion music. Two evenings of Street Culture & Art programming will feature "pop-up" galleries to transform public space from the utilitarian to the expressive. By way of projection, we map visual stories of Asian-Latino shared culture onto the canvas of our walls-not simply bringing art into public space but making public space into art.
The time and location is the same for both evenings on August 6 and 7, between 8-10pm. Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland, is metro accessible via the Red Line at the Silver Spring station. There will be different artists present and different artwork on display for both evenings.
When Moses, an undocumented immigrant, is being deported from the promised land...there's only one friend he can turn to for a miracle. With a hilarious, trash-talking Jesús by his side, the two prophets come up with a plan to stop the deportation — and stand up for the human rights of all undocumented Americans.
Released on the three-year anniversary of Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 going into effect, 'Moses and Jesús' is a comedic call to action for humane immigration reform — and full rights for the 11 million undocumented newcomers to the promised land.
The Dream Defenders have taken over Florida Capitol to demand the #TrayvonMartinAct.
Since Tuesday morning (7/16) Dream Defenders have maintained a presence at the Capitol for an extended stay to apply pressure and demand that Governor Rick Scott call for a special session of legislature to address issues related to the environment in Florida that led to this tragedy and injustice.
Dream Defenders are pushing for what they are calling the ‘Trayvon Martin Act’ which addresses the repeal of Stand Your Ground, racial profiling, and the war on the youth.
Support the movement, sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/fldreamdef
Check out this visual guide and break down of the current immigration bill. It covers most of the major points, even though the bill keeps changing as it makes it way up the legistalitve process. You can check out the spanish version belor. Please feel free to download them and share them on your social media networks.
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