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SANTA CRUZ—Crafting a Future of Resilience Beyond Borders: Kite Flying
January 3, 2020 @ 4:00 am – 7:00 am
SANTA CRUZ—In this public event, participants will venture out to fly the embroidered kites produced in the previous days’ workshops; making and flying kites as a form of peaceful protest on current immigration issues will be the spirit of these activities.
Friday, January 3 2020, 12–3 pm
The Hub for Sustainable Living
703 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free and open to the public. Participants will be walking from The Fábrica to a nearby public space to fly kites. Exact location and accessibility constraints TBA. 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.