Thursday, December 31, 2015


Alpha Bruton, Toni Collie Perry (VADP Board members) presenting.

Panel Discussion- Creative Conversation "Are Black Women Loud"- Del Paso presented by Sojo Art Museum- 2013,  this photo image becomes the art for Creative Conversations, on Blog Talk Radio. The show is a place where artists can schedule a time to call in and  talk about their curatorial projects, rant, casual talk, or have a platform to discuss issues that matter. 

The show was launched October 10th - 18th, as part of the United States Department of Arts and Culture, "Dare to Imagine" Imagination Station. 

Stay tune for more talk, as researchers invite artists to discuss "TACTICLE URBANISM." 

Jennifier Andrea Porras, presentation during the Art and Activism 

Porras has long been inspiring thoughtfulness around civil justice through dance, song, theater and education. She shared stories from a life of activism, which she has passed on to her young son. Porras is the art center manager for the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer in Woodland.

Presentation at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. YaYa Porras has built her world around activism for decades. The daughter of educator activists, standing up for her beliefs came naturally.

“I learned how to march before I knew how to walk,” she said during her presentation.

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California is a federally recognized Indian tribe. The Tribe has been listed by the Secretary of the Interior as such since 1985. The Tribe’s Rancheria land is a 67-acre parcel in Amador County just outside the town of Buena Vista.

'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.

Tickets to the final talk, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m., can be purchased online or by calling 916-808-1182.

Research: Copyright Credits Art & Activism Go Hand-in-Hand
Posted on November 25, 2015 by TUBE Magazine.

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