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Download poster here: http://bit.ly/1vUqtRQSolidarity with Ferguson and all Black communities who continue in their struggle for self-determination and to assert their right to life and dignity!
"Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.-"Malcolm X
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It is a pleasure to share the portrait poster I created of Camilio Mejia. Camilo has been a critical voice in the opposition to the occupation of Iraq.
In 2003, after spending six months in Iraq and Jordan, Camilo Mejia became the first U.S. combat veteran to publicly refuse to deploy back to Iraq. In March 2004 he turned himself in and applied for conscientious objection. Mejia was convicted of desertion by the U.S. Military and sentenced to a year in prison. Since his release in February of 2005, he has devoted his time to speaking out against the war in Iraq.
This year marks the 38th annual Raza Day at UC Berkeley. It is a day of workshops and activities intended to encourage middle school, high school and community college students to pursue higher education.
I will be speaking at this year's event. At 9:30 am on Nov 1st in Wheeler Hall.
It is free and open to the public so bring your kids, nieces, nephews, neighbors etc.
This is the poster I designed that will be give out to all the youth in attendence.
Rafael Moreno is a Xicano Indigenous artist, who’s work reflects social justice movements. Born and raised in the San Francisco Mission District, he has been inspired by his community and has been fortunate enough to network with many different artists and organizers. Rafael's art mediums include paintings, bead work, stencils, silk screening, photography, and graphic design. From a young age Rafael has always found a passion in the arts, and throughout the years, with mentorship from local Bay Area artists, he has been able to develop these art forms. Starting at Native Graphix at 16 years old as an intern learning the basics of cleaning a screen and creating his own image. Here he learned the discipline of silk screening and the basics of graphic design. At the age of 18 he was an artist assistant and youth organizer to Mike Ramos and Eric Norgberg in the 2009 mural "Building Bridges of Solidarity, Breaking Down Barriers," coordinated by Nancy Hernandez. Rafael has also hosted many art for social justice themed stencil & silk screening workshops for various bay area youth and organizations including, Mission Beacon, Castlemont High School, SF Youth Empowerment Fund, and M.E.Ch.A. de San Pancho. Rafael received his formal education at San Francisco State University, obtaining his Bachelors in American Indian Studies & La Raza Studies. He also acquired his Masters in Ethnic Studies from SFSU. Rafael has been able to further analyze the issues in his communities to build stronger theoretical framework and understanding for his art. Rafael continues to live in the Mission District and is currently an after school educator for youth living in underfunded communities. When he is not teaching, Rafael dedicates his time to his art and community organizing efforts.
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