'YAYA', presents the work she is doing in "Art and Social Justice", and how she and members of her tribe are advocates for social justice issues.
On Nov. 19, four artists from Northern California and beyond presented their work and stories of activism at the Crocker Art Museum’s second Art Beyond Fear panel discussion. The artists who took to the stage represented diverse backgrounds ethnically and professionally, showing how activist art can be woven into our society’s most important conversations through various channels. Dance, education, spoken word, theater, public political actions and painting were the avenues these artists have used to unite communities in hopes of a better future.
Panelist Artistic Presentations:
- Oakland native Milton Bowens opened the night with commanding spoken-word pieces accompanied by multimedia collage paintings.
- Chucha Marquez, a queer Chicano print maker and digital illustrator, art is about authentic voice and accessibility.
- Sarah Wellington came all the way from New York to share her experience with WE WILL NOT BE SILENT, an ongoing public action language project.