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SAN DIEGO– Forum and Exhibit: Race and Gentrification
February 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pmFree
SAN DIEGO– The University of California San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities invites you to a special public discussion on race and gentrification, with the opening reception for the exhibition “Reclaim! Remain! Rebuild! Posters on Affordable Housing, Gentrification & Resistance.” As part of the Institute of Arts and Humanities “Challenging Conversations” and “Community, Arts & Resistance” series, this public forum will feature two esteemed guests: Eric Avila, the UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies chair; and distinguished San Diego artist and educator Rizzhel Javier, who encourages participatory art making and leads social-practice workshops throughout Southern California. The pair will offer unique perspectives on the interconnection of art, community, development and gentrification. Participants will also be of the first to see the “Reclaim! Remain! Rebuild! Posters on Affordable Housing, Gentrification & Resistance” exhibition, a selection of political posters on race, hosing and gentrification from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. The intention is to draw on the poster subject matter to enhance the conversation, as the UC San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities encourages interdisciplinary research, teaching and public dialogue in the arts and humanities by generating and supporting projects that help equip students, faculty and the greater community with the creativity, empathy and analysis for imagining and practicing a collaborative and more equitable human experience. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, 5:30 – 8 p.m. @ UC San Diego UC San Diego University Art Gallery 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92161 Entry to the talk and exhibition is free, with registration highly recommended. This event is supported by California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, through an Humanities for All Project Grant. Paid visitor parking is available at the Gilman and Osler parking structures, both approximately 10 – 15 minutes to the gallery. Please review the UC San Diego Transportation Services guide and maps prior and allow extra time to account for traffic and construction on and near campus. The University Art Gallery accessible entrance faces west, at the west end of Mandeville Center. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/2z5oWHTRKNm For more information, visit gentrificationevent.eventbrite.com or contact the Institute of Arts and Humanities at firstname.lastname@example.org.