When We Fight, We Win! at the People’s Climate March

AgitArte artists Jorge Díaz Ortiz and José “Primo” Hernández designed “Climate Denier” signs used during the People’s Climate March in Washington DC on April 29th. This project was developed as part of AgitArte’s series of cultural projects presented alongside When We Fight, We Win!
See our work featured in The Washington Post!

*Photo by Brady Dennis / The Washington Post

How to Reimagine the World

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How to Reimagine the World. Collaboration Principles for Artists & Social Justice Organizers

Developed by Micah Bazant, Forward Together, and CultureStrike

“Imagine Black liberation movements without music, trans and queer freedom struggles without dance, immigrant justice movements without posters and murals.
Art and culture are not just accessories to organizing, they are indispensable. Critical. The blood and and re of our movements.

They sustain us and allow us to not only imagine, but to feel the world we are building together. Art touches us powerfully and immediately. It conveys our dreams, rage, and joy, in ways that data and petitions cannot. Artists in frontline and targeted communities expand our movements and cross social divides by uncovering truths, reimagining our stories, and engaging more people. Cultural work may not always result in easily measurable outcomes, but it opens crucial space to dream bigger and envision the worlds we want to create.

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FACING RACE 2016

 

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What is the role of art and culture in movement building? How are we developing artist leadership in cultural organizing? How do we create structures which support cultural work in organizations? Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte to further the discussion on the role of cultural workwithin our organizations, communities and movements, based on their new book and the workshops, When We Fight, We Win!. This panel will consider the impact that arts and social movements have on each other and explore how the arts as cultural forms contribute to social transformation.

Join Greg Jobin-Leeds, Culture Strike’s Julio Salgado and AgitArte’s Jorge Díaz and Deymirie Hernández in a conversation about the role of art and culture in the class struggle.

FRIDAY, Nov 11, 2016

10:45am-12:15pm Breakout Session Block 1

ROOM 210

Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.

https://facingrace.raceforward.org