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SANTA CRUZ—Exhibition/Open House: Crafting a Future of Resilience Beyond Borders First Friday Reception
January 3 @ 4:00 am – 7:00 am
SANTA CRUZ—Come and learn about the Crafting a Future of Resilience Beyond Borders project, see some of the work produced by workshop participants, and view documentation of the public kite flying protest/performance. Meet and engage with visiting artists Karina Monroy and Federico Cuatlacuatl and learn more about the immigrant rights support work of Sanctuary Santa Cruz at this First Friday Art Walk open house.
Friday, January 3 2020, 6–9 pm
The Hub for Sustainable Living
703 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Metered and nearby 2hr parking available.
About the “Crafting a Future of Resilience Beyond Borders” Series
These workshops aim to frame culture and tradition as artistic modes of resistance, protest, and cultural survival skills. How do we respond to urgent massive migration concerns? How do we project ourselves into a future that threatens cultural extinction? Through traditional Mexican kite-making and drawing from traditional Mexican embroidery skills, we seek to address these questions and more. The act of making in this workshop embodies the spirit of activism, peaceful protest, and the celebration of cultural resilience. By making and flying kites and embroidering visual language of resistance we will protest together against the detention center deaths of immigrants at the hands of the current administration; the separation of children and youth from their families by the government; the fear and hatred that has been constructed around immigrants. And at the same time we will use traditional crafting skills as means to empower cultural resilience for future and current generations in the face of political, cultural, and ecological threats to our communities.
This project is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.