Inspired by the historic convergence between art and the struggle for worker's rights - the use of "everyday" objects to create work that moves PEOPLE into ACTION - and the urgent need for immigration and labor reform...
Corazon Del Pueblo invites you to join us on International Worker's Day for...
| | Your Revolution : UNDER CONSTRUCTION | |
A collection of visual artworks recounting the history and visioning the future of labor movements through the constructed arts : COLLAGE, MIXED MEDIA, & ASSEMBLAGE
Bringing together multiple perspectives and experiences regarding working class identity, worker’s rights, labor and its intersections with race/sexuality/gender/culture/spirituality, citizenship status and labor, the historyand future of labor movements.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 7:30 pm
John Carlos de Luna
More to be Announced...
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
Ana Rosa Rizo: Longtime labor activist, former UFW organizer, and Mayor of the City of Maywood, one of the first "Sanctuary" cities in the U.S. to take a stand against the criminalization of undocumented people.
Dora Magana: Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, Dora Magaña spent much of her childhood and adolescence in Guatemala where she began writing poetry at an early age, winning her first poetry contest when she was 13, in 1974. In 1976, she returned to her native El Salvador where her
profound sense of social justice in the face of military dictatorships, political assassinations, persecution and the elimination of unions or any worker’s associations led her to join the student protest movement. For this she was imprisoned at age 18 in 1980. Upon her release she joined the armed resistance, where she fought from 1981-1992, before migrating to Los Angeles and pursuing studies in health sciences. While working at Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero, she simultaneously earned first a Bachelors degree at Cal State LA and then a Masters at UCLA. Poetry, she says, has been a life long creative constant for her.
In 2010, she was awarded second place in the “La Luciernaga”
international poetry contest for her poem “The Masacre at Calabozo,” a
poem included in her recently published book, ALBUM TO LOVE YOU MY
COUNTRY II. Her collection of poems was written, she adds, to rescue
the memories of trade unionists, campesinos and students alongside
whom she shared profound experiences with struggle, love, commitment
and the elaboration of a better future through organization and
Matt Sedillo: Spoken Word Artist, Writer, recently published poetry collection: "For What I Might Do Tomorrow" (for info go to: www.cazadepoesia.com -or- poetsagainstwar.blogspot.com)
*This is a family friendly event*
Corazon Del Pueblo
2003 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles 90033
Corazon Del Pueblo is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collective, and community cultural center, that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action. We are focused on providing a space for artists and activists to perform, teach and organize in the working-class community of Boyle Heights.