The process of developing “Brown and Proud”

The process of developing “Brown and Proud”

Building of a Chicana Consciousness As a senior in high school I vividly remember the movement that emerged in California to resist the racial profiling, xenophobia and nativism that Proposition 187 stirred in the state. Prop 187 was a 1994 ballot initiative designed...

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From Oakland to Arizona…

From Oakland to Arizona…

New design for May 1st Marches! From gang injunctions in North Oakland to SB 1070 in AZ our communities are fed up with Racial Profiling, scapegoating and laws that contribute to white privilege! Ya Basta! Enough is Enough! One Struggle. Download One Struggle Color |...

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Connecting to Raza Youth in Oakland

Connecting to Raza Youth in Oakland

Jesus and I were recently invited by Univeristy of the Pacific Mechista, Veronica Chavez, to speak to her class called Nuestros Raices. She started her class with the founder of ECHO, her tia Emma Chavez to ensure that the young Raza students who received scholarships...

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New Posters for May 1st

New Posters for May 1st

Download Brown and Proud Color | Black and White Download Legalzación Ahora Color | Black and White  Download 518 Years of Resistance Color | Black and White    Dignidad Rebelde is gearing up and putting our marching shoes on for this Saturday. We will be...

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Being Brown is Not a Crime

Being Brown is Not a Crime

Following the leadership of our friend, Ernesto Yerena, who is working with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and their ¡Alto Arizona!  art campaign. Alto Arizona put a call out to all artists who opposed Arizona's Senate Bill 1070. You can read our analysis...

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GRACIAS A LA VIDA

GRACIAS A LA VIDA

This Friday Melanie and I are going to be part of an exhibit at Pueblo Nuevo Gallery with the XochitlCeive collective who we have been mentoring and working with since last Fall. We are really looking forward to this exhibit, we will have a few prints being exhibited...

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Migration is a Human Right!

Migration is a Human Right!

This is a poster I created for the campaign against SB 1070. This Senate Bill will make it a violation to be in the US without documentation as well as allow police officers to stop anyone they suspect of not having proper documentation to be in this country. We...

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The printing of Mis Mamas

The printing of Mis Mamas

This is one of the most ambitious pieces we have printed, nine color runs and a size of 26"x34" makes this print a very special piece. This image is part of a offset poster Melanie designed for her immigration poster that was one of five for the TIGRA conference on...

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Free Hawaii Printing

Free Hawaii Printing

We wanted to share the printing process for one of our latest prints, Free Hawai'i designed by Melanie as solidarity statement with the Indigenous people from Hawai'i, and the first in a series that deal with occupied islands. This is a five color screen print on...

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But this isn’t El Salvador – New John Trudell Print

But this isn’t El Salvador – New John Trudell Print

I wanted to share this new print I am working on, I started it in 2006 and recently I found the drawing and decided to finish it. I am making this part of a series of portraits I've been working on of artists that have influenced the work I do, this one is of John...

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Cool video from Galeria de la Raza

This is a cool video put together by the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco, CA, it documents that last 10 years of their viausal arts programs. I have been part of two ig exhibts there, Graphic Witness in 2006 with Juan R. Fuentes and a Dignidad Rebelde exhibit last...

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Shouts from the Wall

Shouts from the Wall

Opening Saturday March 27 6:00pm - 7:30pm Leeway Foundation Office 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832 Leeway's Spring 2010 exhibit, "Shouts from the Wall," features fifty limited-edition prints, posters, and apparel, covering issues of current national and global interest...

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Manifest Equality

Manifest Equality

We will be participating in a MANIFEST EQUALITY an exhibit which gathers together a diverse array of hundreds of the nation’s most talented visual artists under one roof to celebrate that role and join with our LGBT friends, family members and co-workers to demand...

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Sol Collective Opening

Sol Collective Opening

Tonight is the opening party for the Sol Collective, it's a cool cultural center in Sacramento. The cultural center has been around for a few years, but they had been with out a space for the last couple years since their last space had burned down. Melanie and I were...

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Poster Installation at Sol Collective

This past week was super productive, I printed four posters and drove up to Sacramento for a poster installation. There are a few prints that we had designed for a trip out to Mexico a couple years ago, the posters had been used in poster installations in various...

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Remembering the first poster I printed

Remembering the first poster I printed

I was going through our flat files the other day and came across the first poster I printed back in March of 2001. I printed this poster when I first started working at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in the San Francisco Mission District. I was hired as...

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