Closing Event & Discussion for the Exhibit:

Boom: The Art of Resistance
A Diversity of Bay Area Anti-Displacement Tactics at Random Parts, 1206 13th Avenue
September 10th, 4-8pm (Discussion is from 5:00-6:30pm)

FEATURING:

Amara T. Smith, with House/Full of Black Women project
Van Dell, with Qilombo and the Fight for Afrikatown Community Garden
Melanie Cervantes, with Dignidad Rebelde & collaborating with Sogorea Te’ Land Trust
Casey Jones Bastiaans, with OaklandAwake
Alicia Bell, with Save East 12th Coalition and San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition

Organizing and facilitated by artist and housing rights organizer Leslie Dreyer. Co-hosted by Bay Area Society for Art and Activism

Artists and activists who’ve worked on or participated in projects featured in the exhibit Boom: The Art of Resistance are coming together to discuss best practices when doing collaborative anti-displacement work amidst an increasingly exploitative environment where Art is often used to pave the way for gentrification. The conversation aims to highlight the types of creative initiatives urgently needed by folks fighting for housing on a daily basis, while also honing practices that can prevent both the exploitation of communities facing eviction as well as the exploitation of cultural workers’ labor.

Hourly schedule:
4-5pm – Open Viewing of Exhibit
5:00-6:30pm – Discussion
6:30-8pm – Open Viewing, Announcements of housing actions, Celebration of the multiple projects tackling displacement

More Details:
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ACCESS NOTES: This exhibit space – an artist’s live/work space – is wheelchair accessible. The onsite bathroom is gender-neutral – yet it is not wheelchair accessible. The exhibit as a whole includes text explanations and one video is captioned.
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Featured anti-displacement art/tactics/projects in exhibit:
Sogorea Te Land Trust with Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde
POOR Magazine’s Homefulness Project and GentriFukation Tour
Qilombo’s Fight for Afrikatown Community Garden
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project with Zeph Fishlyn
Amara T. Smith and Ellen Sebastian Chang’s House/Full of Black Women with fillmmaker Ginika Oruche
Coalition on Homelessness with Leslie Dreyer
Heart of the City Collective with the Last 3 Percent
Eviction Free San Francisco
Save the E12th Parcel for the People
San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition
Street Cred – Advertising for the People
Gay Shame
And countless unnamed movement collaborators, participants and documentarians

CommUNITY ALTER – in collaboration with Casey Jones Bastiaans and Kin Folkz (Monica Anderson)

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