This week's Latina.com's Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday is Dignidad Rebelde's co-founder, Xicana artist and activist Melanie Cervantes.
"Given the problem of Imperialist White Supremacist Cis Hetero Capitalist Patriarchy, I have found it incumbent to center those of us who exist on the margins of the marginalized."
Since folks inquired and we had a stack left over from our sale here in Oakland we have listed some "Oops!" /Test prints on our website. Only one set of each is available of each and they are first come first serve. Prints from each set are not interchangeable and sets will not be broken up. While supplies last.
I was recently invited to share a couple of thoughts on my favorite book.Jayna Swartzman-Brosky created a second installment of her as a continuation of last year’s series of revolutionary books influencing Bay Area artists and art professionals titled “Reading by the Fire.” Swartzman-Brosky is a writer and arts manager based in Oakland, CA. As the Bay Area programs director for the Center for Cultural Innovation, a California-based nonprofit arts service organization, she is invested in exploring issues of art and labor and arts sustainability.Read the article HERE.
The Dignidad Rebelde webstore will continue to accept orders however we will be taking a short break to renew and visit with loved ones for a few days. Order fufillment will resume on December 31st. Thank you for understanding and happy Winter!
Just like the holidays, Dignidad Rebelde and La Cultura Cura Arts Cafe have a way of bringing family and friends together. Please join us for this special holiday celebration at: 2289 International Blvd. Oakland, CA Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. There will be plenty of art and coffee to buy for your loved ones!
Delicious coffee will be available to purchase as gifts. The cafe is a social enterprise of Communities United for Restorative Justice which will employ and empower systems impacted youth and young adults. They have will be reestablished old Indigenous trade routes by purchasing 100% organic coffee beans directly from our Mayan relatives in Chiapas. They plan to train and employ formerly incarcerated adults and youth, and provide a community building. They envision a community space that contributes to the positive economic development of the Fruitvale district, that benefits the long term residents of Oakland, and responds to gentrification in a meaningful and thoughtful way. The vision is to build a beautiful and inviting cafe, ice cream parlor, smoothie bar, bookstore, and performance space that will be a vibrant gathering space for our youth and the community.