Published July 3, 2018.
Featuring: Xulio Soriano (Mixteca) and Chelsea Ritter Soronen (ChalkRiot)
Directed, captured, edited, and produced by: Breaktide Productions
In the aftermath of the North Bay fires of 2017, local residents were vocal about the need to center working class people, migrant workers, and bridge language divides in post-crisis community care & re-development.
Artists are playing a central role in helping communities heal & honor the earth by bringing people together through art and the Napa Valley Healing Walk.
Napa residents Xulio Soriano (Mixteca) and Chelsea Ritter Soronen (of ChalkRiot) helped lead the ‘Remember and Protect Climate Fire’ 40x40 ft mural utilizing charcoal naturally produced + harvested from the fire & clay from local soil + the California Sierras.
“The most radical thing we can consistently do is tell our truths... through art.” - Chelsea Ritter Soronen.
Continuing to call on Indigenous philosophies of our connection as people to this land, Napa Valley leaders are using art as a powerful tool to reframe future visions of social & climate justice.