Artist Bloc Day of Politics, Action, and Art
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST. STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULED TIME!
We are artists and art workers of the 99%. We are struggling to survive and sustain our creative practice in an economy that does not value us as workers, that privatizes cultural institutions and that continuously defunds art programs–from public education to government grants. We are putting our creative efforts towards this movement and considering our role in the fight for economic and social justice.
Join us for the Artists Bloc day at Occupy San Francisco for hands-on workshops, participatory projects, discussions and speakers. The day will include screen-printing, crocheting, banner-making workshops, a speaker’s booth, pirate radio station, and conversations facilitated by local artists about arts funding, education and the systems of oppression that affect artists economic sustainability and more.
The event will include speakers, Julia Bryan-Wilson, author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, Jeff Chang author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, a History of the Hip Hop Generation who–along with local artist–Favianna Rodriguez, organized Culture Strike in opposition to Arizona’s SB 1070 law, and artist, print-maker and political organizerm Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde.
This is a family friendly event an will include art-making workshops for kids.
Occupy SF/Justin Herman Plaza is accessible by BART (Embarcadero Station), Muni lines: J, K, L, M, N, and F Market.