[act-ma] Wed 2/20 Favianna Rodriguez at The Democracy Center (please forward)

Luis Edgardo Cotto luis.cotto at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 19:33:46 PST 2013

Mi Gente,

Don't miss this special evening with activist, artist and agitator,
Favianna Rodriguez and a screening of her three part documentary, *Migration
is Beautiful*.

*Migration is Beautiful* screening (42 minutes)
followed by Q&A with guide, witness and narrarator Favianna Rodriguez

*Wednesday, February 20 • 8pm*
The Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn Street
Harvard Square • Cambridge, MA

*Favianna Rodriguez* is a celebrated printmaker and digital artist based in
Oakland, California. Using high-contrast colors and vivid figures, her
composites reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and
interdependence. Whether her subjects are immigrant day laborers in the
U.S., mothers of disappeared women in Juárez, Mexico, or her own abstract
self portraits, Rodriguez brings new audiences into the art world by
refocusing the cultural lens. Through her work we witness the changing U.S.
metropolis and a new diaspora in the arts.

Rodriguez is co-editor of Reproduce and Revolt! with internationally
renowned stencil artist and art critic Josh MacPhee (Soft Skull Press,
2008). An unprecedented contribution to the Creative Commons, the 200-page
book contains more than 600 bold, high-quality black and white
illustrations for royalty-free creative use. Her artwork also appears in
The Design of Dissent (Rockport Publishers, 2006), Peace Signs: The
Anti-War Movement Illustrated (Edition Olms, 2004), and The Triumph of Our
Communities: Four Decades of Mexican Art (Bilingual Review Press, 2005).

Produced by Pharrell Williams,* "Migration is Beautiful"* addresses the
debate surrounding immigration policy in the United States and the overall
perception of immigrants, the three-episode project focuses on the growing
influence of artists in the political realm.  The documentary captures not
only the dedicated efforts of undocumented activists risking arrest to
protest in Arizona, but also the participation of countless creative
figures -- street artists, filmmakers, musicians, public performers and
more -- who use visual expression to affect the national dialogue.


Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/340816089360227/


Peace and aché,


Luis E. Cotto | http://about.me/luiscotto

*~ "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living." -- *Mother Jones
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