Building off the success of the book When We Fight, We Win! Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World, AgitArte presents the book’s Arts & Culture Tour highlighting the artwork featured in the book, as well as new cultural projects and artistic productions of struggle and solidarity.
UPCOMING EVENTS (Event Details Subject to Change)
September 1, 2017, 11AM – 2PM – Paseo Boricua, CHICAGO!!!! Oscar López River Mural Project: Oscar, somos la marejada de la liberación / Oscar, we are the groundswell of liberation | 2729-2731 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622. Facebook event
September 22-24, 2017 – Highlander Center for Research & Education’s 85th Anniversary Event | New Market, Tennessee (closed event)
September 25-29, 2017 – Cultural Strategy work with Southerners on New Ground (SONG) | Atlanta, GA (closed event)
October 5, 2017, 6-8PM – Book Talk, panel and performance at Community Book Center | New Orleans, LA
October 5-9, 2017 – Presentation and performance by AgitArte at SisterSong’s “Let’s Talk About Sex Conference” | New Orleans, LA
October 16-29, 2017 – Research and development of the No PROMESA, Liberate! Movement Unity Scroll project | New York, NY
November 7, 2017 – Being a change maker in your community: An interactive experience that examines contemporary issues, social justice and the power of community at Northeastern University | Boston, MA (closed event)
January 16-31, 2018 – No PROMESA, Liberate! Movement Unity Scroll realization | Santurce, PR (closed workshop time)
February 12-28, 2018 – Bread & Puppet Residency | Santurce, PR
April (exact dates TBD), 2018 – Street theater performances by Papel Machete at TITERETADA 2018 | San Juan, PR
June (exact date TBD), 2018 – AgitArte / Papel Machete theater and puppetry performance | Glover, VT
June (exact date TBD), 2018 – AgitArte / Papel Machete theater and puppetry performance | Hartford, CT
June (exact date TBD), 2018 – Art Exhibition and AgitArte 20th Anniversary Celebration – as the culmination of the tour, AgitArte will curate an exhibition of artwork by When We Fight, We Win! and AgitArte artists, and host a celebration and publication launch in honor of AgitArte’s 20th anniversary | New York, NY
Ongoing Arts & Culture Projects
Movement for Black Lives Quilt – designed by AgitArte and created by Brooklyn Quilt Girl, Sylvia Hernández
When We Fight, We Win! Art Kit – Our Art Kit aims to engage communities in the power of artmaking! In the spirit of Boston’s anti-eviction fight slogan, “When We Fight, We Win!” (that which inspired the title for our book), the art kit is rooted in the 7 organizing principles for systemic change (as seen on the book) and includes best practices for making stencils, banners, reproducible posters, paper masks, and signage for actions, marches and events!
Movement Mixtape – curated and produced by AgitArte (full description coming soon!)
No PROMESA, Decolonize! Movement Unity Scroll – a participatory art object that tells the story of U.S. imperialism through the lens of the current economic and environmental state of Puerto Rico and its diaspora. This project will be developed in collaboration with People’s Collective Arts and facilitated by Rachel Schragis and AgitArte.
AgitArte’s 20th Anniversary Publication – curated by AgitArte and designed by Dey Hernández and José ‘Primo’ Hernández