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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

Posted in Actions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, California, Events, Political Art, Posts, Social Justice, Social Practice

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

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Posts, Racism, Social Justice

Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown

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

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Posts, Racism, Social Justice

BOOM: The Art of Resistance

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

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Curating, Events, Political Art, Posts, Social Justice

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

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

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Events, Posts, Social Justice, Video

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

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

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Posts, Social Justice, Video

Open Engagement comes to Oakland

Mark your calendars. April 29–May 1, 2016 Our favorite family friendly conference of social practice artists, writers, movers, shakers, and makers is coming to Oakland! Open Engagement (OE) is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The

Posted in Art & Activism Quarterly, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Events, Posts, Social Practice

(processing) – Bay Area Artists and the Archive

Collective Memory at UC Berkeley’s Worth Ryder Art Gallery, October 7-23 The Collective Memory: Art & Activism Archive got a huge boost this summer from our friends at SOMArts Cultural Center when we were invited to partner with them for

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“Saving radical actions and spaces, virtually”: Collective Memory featured in 48 Hills

Many thanks to Caitlin Donohue for this wonderful article about our Collective Memory Art & Activism Archive and our History Collection Lab for SOMArts Cultural Center’s Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. But more than just

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Collective Memory, Found Online, Political Art, Posts

“The artistic is political in SOMArts show of protest work”: Collective Memory included in SF Chronicle article

The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is so proud to be included in Ryan Kost’s San Francisco Chronicle article about SOMArts Cultural Center’s recent exhibition, Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces: Because so many

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Collective Memory, Political Art, Posts

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