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.
Sun 8/3 | 12:00 pm
Day of the Dead Preparation & Sugar Skull Production
We will be making sugar skulls from scratch, community members are welcomed and encouraged to stop by and help out. Come play with sugar and help us get ready for a SWEET Dia de los Muertos!
This event is free and open to the public.
Sat 8/9 | 12:00 pm
Women Are Perfect (If You Let Them!)
Exhibition and Opening Reception BBQ
Women’s bodies are a site for incendiary, transformative art as a humanizing conversation between the viewer and the audience. 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.
Opening Reception BBQ: August 9 at 12pm
Music by: DJ Wonway
Sat 8/9 | 7:00 pm
Dancing with Desire: Chicana Lesbians in Contemporary Cinema
Erica Gomez in conversation with Raquel Gutiérrez
Join Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and Galería De La Raza for an Emerging Scholars conversation with Erica Gomez on her thesis project "Dancing with Desire" a work that argues that desire is an embodied and affective language that can be used to reclaim ancestral archives, communicate lesbian desire through dance, and recreate cultural connections through music and dialogue. The conversation will be lead by QCC board member, Raquel Gutiérrez.
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