#HelpMelanieCervantes fight cancer!

Please considering donating to #helpmelaniecervantes fight cancer! www.youcaring.com/melaniecerantes-828867 Dear family, friends and supporters, I want to give thanks to everyone who has sent me good energy, made a contribution and shared this fundraiser as I have...

Dignidad Rebelde Studio Moving

At the end of December we learned that we have to move our art studio, fairly quickly with a somewhat short notice. We have found a new space to house our screen printing equipment which will allow us to be creative and productive. Many people have asked how our...

RESIST Poster Download

I made this graphic to share online and hopefully make some prints as well. But I am making it available as a download here for people to print and make their own signs to put up in windows, make picket signs and if you have the set up screen print some shirts.  ...

Protect the Water | Defend the Land

I made this piece with the central figure holding up a braid of sweetgrass, a plant medicine, to the sky as an eagle flies above Lake Oahe. Texas based Energy Transfer Partners, in constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline wants to drill across the Missouri River at...

Caravana Contra la Represión en México

New poster edition we are donating to support fundraising for the Caravana Contra la Represión en México. This speaking tour is a collective effort to create solidarity with the different social struggles being waged in Mexico, and to denounce government repression...

Solidarity with Standing Rock

Standing in solidarity with Standing Rock and the struggle to stop the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. #noDAPL #standingwithStandingRock #WaterIsLife #Rezpect We are selling a limited number of posters so we can fundraise resources to buy more paper and ink to...

Melanie on Cafe con Pod Dulce

Mar and Nestor interview Melanie Cervantes about her decade long work in philanthropy, her art collaboration called Dignidad Rebelde, and her favorite pan dulce! As artists and people working for social change, we want to dedicate this episode to the black lives we...

FTP: For the People

Melanie painted this mural at the Galeria de la Raza for the "F.T.P For the People" exhibit up through June 4, '16. Visit the exhibit and see this painted larger than life on a wall. This piece is called "En Comunion Con Lo Sagrado," it is a reflection on the ways we...

Public Square: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Throughout time, a public square has served as an open place where people of all kinds have gathered to share new information, surface big questions, and enact change. On April 16, our work will be featured at YBCA's Public Square, called Investigations of Labor &...

Hablamos Juntos: Online Exhibit

"Hablamos Juntos: Together we Speak" is a collaboration between Pajaro Valley Arts and the Young Writers Program. The exhibition highlights artwork by contemporary Latin@ artists. What adds a unique dimension is that high school students enrolled in a continuation...

Melanie Cervantes, el arte de la rebeldía social

“Estamos continuando una tradición que fue pasada a nosotros por medio del movimiento chicano. Usamos las mismas herramientas y centrados en la comunidad para abrir las conversaciones que nos permitan solucionar los problemas comunes que tenemos”. Thank you Ricardo...

The Power to Heal Our Hearts

March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Akonadi Foundation's commissioned me to create a poster they will distribute in recognition of the ongoing struggle against White Supremacy through their Racial Justice Poster Project....

Opening Night Party: Take this Hammer

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of "Take this Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area" at YBCA this Friday! We are super excited to be part of this exhibit that features recent work by artists, activists, and technologists addressing the most...

Abolition and the Radical Imagination

Profiles of Abolition: Abolition and the Radical Imagination Featuring Angela Y. Davis, Fred Moten, and Melanie Cervantes, moderated by Robin D.G. Kelley 5pm, Saturday, February 20, 2016 Agape International Spiritual Center 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, CA...

WOMAN CRUSH(ING THE PATRIARCHY) WEDNESDAY

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...