UndocuNation Atlanta - Art & Racial Justice Workshops

May 31, 2014, 9 a.m.

Classes & Workshops

Event Detials

60 Walton Street NW 30303

Event Description

UndocuNation is coming to Atlanta on May 30th and 31st! This traveling arts festival and workshop series will feature local and national visual artists, performers, organizers and advocates to uplift migrant stories and speak out against unjust policies and practices that discriminate against LGBTQ communities and people of color. Both days of this multidisciplinary, free event are open to all community members and will feature performances, art installations, and workshops featuring leaders and artists engaged in social and racial justice activism. Friday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. Free art show and performances An artist showcase and concert will feature visual and performances artists from Atlanta and across the nation, including an all-star band featuring Ceci Bastida, formerly of Tijuana No!; Raul Pacheco, of Grammy-winning Ozomatli; and Shawn King, of Grammy-nominated DeVotchka. Saturday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free art and organizing workshops Simultaneous English/Spanish interpretation will be provided. Understanding Today's Nativism Reclaiming the Debate: Engaging in Oppositional Messaging Islamophobia, the New Nativism Reproductive Justice and Racial Eugenics Fighting Immigrant Detention and the Prison Industrial Complex Making Waves: Cultural Strategy 101 Poster Design for Social Justice 101 Writing Workshop Screen Printing All UndocuNation events are free of charge. Please RSVP above for one or both of the events. Event co-sponsors CultureStrike and Center for New Community have coordinated UndocuNation events in San Francisco, Charlotte, Berkeley and Denver, and are excited to collaborate with local representatives from the following organizations to bring the event to Atlanta: The Black Alliance for Just Immigration American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia Freedom University Georgia Detention Watch Network Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights National Dreamers Alliance SisterSong Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN) Southerners on New Ground (SONG) UndocuNation is rooted in the conviction that art, music and creativity can transform the debate around immigration. UndocuNation seeks to uplift creative activism and provide communities with the tools to address threats to civil liberties at the intersection of our nations most pressing social justice issues. Art and culture, together with community organizing, is a powerful vehicle to advance the rights of marginalized people and diminish the impact of discriminatory activity at the local level. History shows that when culture changes, politics follows.

Edit This Event Last Edited By: Kalia Abiade on June 8, 2014, 1:48 p.m.