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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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Ferguson is the Future

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Alternative Worlds Through Arts, Activism, and Scholarship On September 14, the San Francisco Art Institute hosted a dialogue and livestream of Ferguson is the Future, Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies symposium hosted as part of the department’s”ongoing collaborations

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Democracy Now! coverage of “All the World’s Futures” at 2015 Venice Biennale

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Since we were unable to make the trip to Venice this year to see the 56th Biennale curated by none other than Okwui Enwezor, we’ll take Amy Goodman’s coverage of the exhibition which surveys global trajectories of politics and upheavals

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Gomez-Peña on hope, art, democracy and more.

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Outdoor Film Salon: Recap

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As a part of The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers transbay exhibition, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism has created a public programming series that reflects the exhibition themes of privacy, surveillance, and gentrification that affect housing

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Outdoor Film Salon: ‘The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers’

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Please join us, on Saturday, May 9, for an evening of short film and conversation. As part of the The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers curator Dorothy Santos will be presenting a selection of short documentaries and artistic works

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Printmaker Favianna Rodriguez

And KQED Arts:

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From 3.9 to the Last: San Francisco’s African American Creative Legacy Now

Still image from "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" starring Jimmie Fails (right) and Pretice Sanders (left) and directed by Joe Talbot.

Rampant housing speculation, aggressive evictions, and rapid increases in the costs of living reveal continuing economic vulnerabilities among many of San Francisco’s historic cultural communities. This summer’s troubled closing of San Francisco’s Marcus Books, the oldest black-owned, black-themed book store

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Art & Class Discussion Club: No Place to Hide

The next meeting of the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism’s Art & Class Discussion Club (A&CDC!) will be: Saturday October 4th, 2pm Bryant Street Studios San Francisco RSVP to Elizabeth for detailed arrival instructions. Recommend (but never required)

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