Press Coverage

(Huffington Post, January 2, 2012) “Artists and writers have the ability to greatly impact culture--the realm of ideas, images and stories that help people make sense of the world. History proves that when culture changes, politics follow.”
(AIGA, December 12, 2012) “The CultureStrike designers use technology strategically to get their messages out quickly and virally. They conduct silkscreening workshops to teach young people how to cheaply produce a run of posters for a rally or demonstration. Using social media, they allow downloading of their posters for quick distribution. Yerena’s ‘Decolonize Wall Street’ poster went viral on the internet, then appeared in multiples at Occupy Wall Street protests.”
(Washington Post, December 7, 2012) “Each kite bore a life-size photograph of the flier. On one kite, the person was praying. On another, the person was shouting. A few raised their fists. The participants, from the Washington area, Oakland, Calif., and New York City, ranged in age from 10 to mid-20s. Sending personalized kites into the sky is a way of traversing boundaries that are otherwise hard to cross, said Miguel Luciano, 40, a Puerto Rican artist from Brooklyn, who conceived the project.”
(Latina Magazine, January 18, 2013) “I have been fortunate to meet many other artists who are also committed to social justice and who want to build a better world. And while I spent a good chunk of my adult life organizing for political change, I felt something was missing. The artist in me did not always feel included in the political spaces. In fact, I think most people did not really see the powerful role that artists could play. I have always believed that artists can transform politics in a way that no other medium can. So a few years ago, I decided to try to merge my two worlds and to...
(CNN, March 7, 2013) “Artists have been at the forefront of all great modern social movements. They inspire people to dream bigger, force us to imagine a different world and confront people with new ideas. We must embrace the power of art to better protect the American Dream for generations to come.”
(US News & World Report, April 16, 2013) "’Through arts and culture, you can inspire people. You can move their hearts and minds to think differently,’ says Favianna Rodriguez, an artist and co-director of CultureStrike, an online magazine and national organization of migrant artists, performers and writers... ‘Our goal was to encourage more positive views of migrants and share the stories of migrants and create inspiring and compelling content,’ says Rodriguez.”
Latino USA - October 18, 2014

“You have probably seen her posters at immigrant rights marches around the country, but never knew who the artist was behind the captivating images. Artist, activist, and California native Favianna Rodriguez joins the live show to discuss where the personal meets the intersection of art and activism, and how she sees her own artwork fitting into the fight for immigrant rights. She also talks about how California issues have had a larger impact nationwide.”
(PRI’s The World, September 19, 2014) “At an art space in North Brooklyn, Sonia Guinansaca and Susana Garcia are plastering images of a few of these faces onto cardboard to display in Sunday’s march. They’re with a group called CultureStrike, which focuses on art and immigrant activism. Guinansaca, who is from Ecuador, says environmentalism comes naturally for immigrants like her. ‘Migrant communities, communities of color, have always been green — before green was cool,’ she says.”
(New York Times, September 21, 2014) “Legions of demonstrators frustrated by international inaction on global warming descended on New York City on Sunday, marching through the heart of Manhattan with a message of alarm for world leaders set to gather this week at the United Nations for a summit meeting on climate change.”

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