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100 Days of Action

100 Days Action 100 Days is a counternarrative to Trump’s one hundred day plan. A calendar of activist and poetic action, 100 Days Festival gathers call to action from organizations and activist groups working in the crossfire of Trump’s plan (Black Lives Matter, Immigrant Coalition, Environment, Planned Parenthood, among others), while also calling on thinkers, performers, visual artists, and writers to propose gestures that can be carried out by participants either at home or in the world. 100 Days is an exercise in endurance, a call for daily action to all bodies that stand against bigotry, xenophobia, racism, sexism, and the destruction of our environment.

If there was a time to take action, to make a concerted effort at becoming politicized, and taking the steps towards affecting change, the time is now. Bay Area-based artists, writers, and cultural producers have come together  for 100 Days

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Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown (Cont’)

Photo: Brooke Anderson

Parts 3 and 4 of four ← Parts 1 and 2 III. Black(ness) as Space(Time) Blackness is space. It is the gap between the lines (of prose, of ideas, of physical objects). Extrapolating on the parable of the poor man

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Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown

Photo: Brooke Anderson

Parts 1 and 2 of four Parts 3 and 4 → I. The Fix Is In In Octavia Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower,1 the key protagonist and founder of Earth Seed was a cross-dressing person who was born with

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BOOM: The Art of Resistance

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BOOM: The Art of Resistance – A Diversity of Bay Area Anti-Displacement Tactics Organized by Leslie Dreyer, this exhibition presents critical reflections on race, class and accessibility politics within struggles against displacement. Featuring contributions by Sogorea Te’ Land Trust with

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The Movement for Black Lives: Six Point Platform

Screenshot from Movement for Black Lives website illustrating their six point platform.

On August 1. 2016 the Movement for Black Lives released their Six Point Platform and brought several years of organizing and public protest to the next strategic level. The platform covers six areas of concern: End the War On Black

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Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area

PERSIA featuring Daddie$ Pla$tik Google Google Apps Apps 2013. Courtesy the artist.

The Bay Area Society for Art & Acitivism is a proud contributor to Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area, curated by Christian L. Frock and on exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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On Strike! (At SF State) and Other Historic Documentaries at YBCA

Bayview community activst Eloise Westbrook speaks at a rally in support of the SF State student strike, December 1968. Still from "On Strke! (At SF State)" by Saul Rouda and David Dobkin with SF Newsreel
    Bayview community activist Eloise Westbrook speaks at a rally in support of the SF State student strike for Black and Ethnic Studies, December 1968. Still from "On Strke! (At SF State)" by Saul Rouda and David Dobkin with SF Newsreel.

As part of Yerba Buena Center for the Art’s exhibition Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area (March 11 to August 14, 2016), the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism has curated a selection of

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Media Burn 40th Anniversary Posters: Get’em While They’re Hot!

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Given the significance of Media Burn in guiding the spirit of our work, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism has commissioned a double-sided commemorative poster to honor Media Burn’s forty years of undiminishable aura. We are incredibly grateful

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We are “Making a Scene!”

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The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism documents 50 years of alternative Bay Area spaces From July 9–August 20, 2015, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism‘s fiscal sponsor, SOMArts Cultural Center, presents Making a Scene: 50 Years

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Hungry?: Local Potlucks Will Gather People and Data

Our friends at The Present Group/Compensation Foundation are initiating a variety of local potlucks to gather people and data together for the Bay Area Artists Report! The report “is an effort to gather and make apparent how visual artists working

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