#BeatsNotBorders


Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
The New Parrish Oakland , CA

CultureStrike partnered up with Las Cafeteras and Bomberas de la Bahia to bring pro-migrant visual and performing art together. The sold out show brought out organizers, artists and community members out to celebrate migrant lives through resistance art. Attendees were able to speak with organizations like the East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition and Mujeres Unidas y Activas to get themselves informed about the pro-migrant organizing that inspired many of the showcased art of the night. They were also able to check out the “Migration Now” portfolio, which was commissioned by CultureStrike in 2012 and has been traveling across the country for almost two years now. The portfolio consists of pro-migrant imagery created by undocumented and documented artists across the country. The exhibit was curated by undocumented artists Nicolas Medina and Julio Salgado.

A Message from CultureStrike Executive Director Sham-e-Ali Nayeem

"It is through art and culture that we are able to shift our collective consciousness and transform this grim political climate we find ourselves in. There is a significant cost our communities pay when we are not the ones uplifting our own truths. We have a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our creative alliances and shift cultural narratives that harm us. I invite us all to imagine the kind of world we wish to see and assert the safety and dignity of our communities." Donate Now!