From Grassroots to Netroots: Surveying Bay Area Political Topographies
Join American Book Award winner and cultural scholar Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont, Executive Director of Oakland Rising, and Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a lively free-form, interactive discussion on the origins and trajectories of Bay Area-bred activism, organizing and radical dissent. Topics covered will include how Bay Area activism is evolving along with changing demographics, technologies and economies, as well as how the Bay Area’s vibrant and experimental arts landscape affects our politics.
Bay Area Now 6: Part I: Ideas
Sat, Feb 19- Sat, Jun 11
This discussion is part of YBCA’s Bay Area Now 6: Part 1: Ideas, YBCA’s signature triennial celebration of local artists, which kicks off with a series of thought-provoking conversations on the rich culture of the Bay Area and its impact on six key areas of innovation: Food, Futurism, Community Activism, Radical Identities, Environmentalism, and Technology. These free, public conversations will feature local luminaries from each field and dialogue with the multi-disciplinary artists selected for the BAN6 showcase. Through September 25, 2011, BAN6 will present a diverse set of performances, films and visual art exhibitions produced by the local artists who have participated in the BAN6 conversations.