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Current Exhibition

Carving Through Borders

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014

#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.

The first edition of prints were done with a steamroller on fabric by Master Printers from Syracuse University during the 42nd annual Southern Graphic Council Conference in San Francisco on March 29, 2014. The second edition of prints shown here at Galeria de la Raza were printed on Sekishu paper at Favianna Rodriguez’ West Oakland studio by printmaster Nichol Markowitz.

CultureStrike works toward a society that recognizes and embraces migration and the migrant experience. We harness the power of culture to organize artists, writers and other culture makers to transform public views and sentiment around migration, and to fight for equity and full inclusion of migrants and their communities in the United States’ social fabric.

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Blooming In The Midst of Gentrification

Digital Mural

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014

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.

PODER’s mission is to organize with residents of Southeast San Francisco to work on local solutions to issues facing low income communities and communities of color. Through the PUEBLOTE (PUEBLO +LOTE) campaign, PODER is organizing with neighborhood residents to reclaim public lands for community use based on community planning efforts that bring together the knowledge and experience of neighborhood residents. PODER is a membership based organization that works to build the leadership of families to organize for Environmental Justice.

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