Sat 8/2 - Fri 9/19
Blooming In The Midst of Gentrification
Billboard Unveiling: August 2, 5pm (Reception for Carving Through Borders Exhibition at 7pm)
"Blooming In The Midst of Gentrification" is a collaboration between youth from People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (P.O.D.E.R.), Galeria De La Raza and CultureStrike. The young activists from P.O.D.E.R. collaborated with CultureStrike artists Susa Cortez and Julio Salgado on a billboard that portrayed some of the things they are doing to fight back against gentrification. They specifically wanted to hight light their #PUEBLOTE campaign where P.O.D.E.R. has organized with Mission residents to reclaim public lands for community use based on community planning efforts that bring together the knowledge and experience of neighborhood residents.
Sat 8/2 - Fri 9/19
Carving Through Borders
#CarvingThroughBorders project is a collection of 13 oversized woodblock prints with pro-migrant messaging commissioned by CultureStrike.
Artists: Santi Armengod, Felipe Baeza, Carol Montes, Julio Salgado, Favianna Rodriguez, Susalita Cortez, Oree Originol, Chucha Marquez, Imin Yeh, Emory Douglas, James Williams, Rommy Enciso, DJ Agana, Erin Yoshi
Undocumented and documented artists from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Florida were asked to illustrate various aspects of migration with a local, national or worldwide scope: detention, deportation, displacement, discrimination, exploitation, violence, youth, criminalization, legalization, economic and ecological brutality wherever and however it occurs.
Sat 8/9 - Tue 9/30
Women Are Perfect (If You Let Them!)
Studio 24 Exhibition
Artist Jessica Sabogal’s latest series of paintings “Women Are Perfect! (If You Let Them)” is the beginning of a campaign for radical understanding, self-expression and a movement for the evolution of natural identity and body justice.
Mon 9/8 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge & Open Mic
FALL 2014 SEASON OPENER ~ Honoring our San Jose Roots
Featuring Yosimar Reyes, Lorenz Mazon Dumuk, Melissa Lozano, & Maribel Martinez
Thu 9/11 | 7:00 pm
Reading and Q&A with LeAnne Howe
Join LeAnne Howe for a reading from her new book, Choctalking on Other Realities, followed by a Q&A session.