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As the battles over immigration policy rage on in Arizona and around the country, we share information and cultural organizing resources in this update that are related to migrant and immigrant justice.
|Migrant and Immigrant Justice: Cultural Organizing Resources|
Arts, Media and Immigration: Opportunity Agenda's Creative Change Report
This report offers recommendations for those
working at the intersection of immigration advocacy and the arts and an
exciting list of examples.
Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy
A Popular Education Resource for immigrant and refugee community organizers from the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
ART & MEDIA
An Oakland-based graphic arts collaboration that has created images and posters in solidarity with protests and actions against police-ICE collaboration, harassment of Brown communities and unjust policies such as SB1070, 297g and "Secure" Communities.
Alto Arizona Art Campaign
Artists opposed to Arizona's anti-immigrant legislation have submitted images in support of Alto Arizona's viral campaign. Images are published as prints to generate revenue for the campaign.
By the Time I Get to Arizona
Minneapolis rapper Toki Wright updates Public Enemy's 1991 controversial song "By the Time I Get to Arizona," in response to that state's passing of its contentious immigration bill.
The Stories of Versai
A youth-led oral history and documentary project to celebrate the lives of New Orleans' Vietnamese communities --from the Vietnam war to growing up in Versai and surviving Hurricane Katrina.
Morristown - film by Anne Lewis / Appalshop
This documentary chronicles nearly a decade of change in Morristown, Tennessee, through interviews with displaced or low-wage Southern workers, Mexican immigrants, and workers and families impacted by globalization.
Musicians without Immigrants
Citizen Engagement Lab's
cultural campaign piloted with the Thievery Corporation, highlighting the
impact on our culture of immigrants being removed from our favorite bands.
Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras
A theater made up
of day laborers in LA, growing out of a partnership between Cornerstone Theater
and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Ping Chong's "Undesirable Elements"
series of community-specific oral history theater works about the lives of
people born in one culture but living in another.
Welcome to Shelbyville
Active Voice Campaign around a film by Kim Snyder that addresses immigration in a small
P.L.A.C.E. (People, Land, Arts, Culture and Engagement) Initiative of the Tucson Pima Arts Council
Supports artists' projects, cultural exchanges,
and partnerships to improve cross-cultural understanding and contribute to a
healthy democracy. Grantee projects include a Tuscon Borderland Theater play addressing the issues of women
who cross the U.S./Mexico border and Pan Left Productions' videos about border issues, SB 1070, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
CAMPAIGNS & NETWORKS
The Sound Strike - Artists Boycotting AZ
Hundreds of music, film and comedy artists from Kanye West to Sonic Youth to Chris Rock are standing up for civil rights in Arizona through petition drives, benefit concerts, and awareness raising.
Artists Against Arizona's SB 1070
A Facebook campaign organizing artists to boycott performances and exhibitions in Arizona and raise visibility for immigrant rights issues.
New York Neighbors for American Values
A new coalition of more than 100 organizations demonstrating support for Park51, the Muslim cultural center planned for Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site.
Immigration Sites of Conscience Network
Part of the international sites of conscience, this network of immigration history museums across the United States and Europe collaborates to use historical perspective and heritage to open new centers for education and dialogue on today's immigration issues.
The Highlander Center
The Pueblos de Latinoamérica
program works with new Latino immigrants throughout the Southeast; its Cultural Organizing
Residency Project continues a long tradition of culture being at the heart of
As always, we're proud to highlight the great work in this field to
support and cross-pollinate an extraordinary network of artists, cultural
workers, policymakers, educators, and activists.
All our best,
Amalia, Caron, Kathie, Jason, Javiera, Lena, and Yolanda
The Arts & Democracy Team
Calls for Submissions
Vote Again Video Contest
Create at 1-5 minute video encouraging your friends to vote again in 2010! Deadline: Oct. 19.
A biannual peer review publication, e-misférica explores the relationship between performance and politics in the Americas. The Fall 2010 issue invites academic reviews of books, performances and films. Deadline: Sept. 15.
Who We Are
The Arts & Democracy Project builds the momentum of a cultural
movement that draws on a rich history of arts activism, social justice
organizing, and grassroots engagement. The program catalyzes and supports cross-pollination between
sectors, cultures, and generations and the linking of practitioners,
policymakers, educators, and activists.
Arts & Democracy is a sponsored project of: