Favianna Rodriguez

Jeff Chang and Favianna Rodriguez are artist-organizers and the initiators of Culture Strike, an ongoing project that began in 2010 as a protest against Arizona’s SB 1070 law. Culture Strike aims to raise consciousness about immigration issues among artists. For the past two years, delegations of artists traveled to the US/Mexico border to learn firsthand about the struggles for migrant justice through witnessing legal procedures, meeting with grassroots organizers, and visiting physical sites along the border. The hope is that the artists will then incorporate these lessons into their practice. Jeff and Favianna are longtime collaborators with powerful practices of their own. Jeff is the author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation and a founding editor of the journal Colorlines. Favianna is a prolific printmaker and new media artist. 

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