Culture Strike, the Center for New Community and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Present:

An evening of Visual Art, Posters, Prints and Pro-Migrant Graphics, Comedy, Music, Literary Readings and Short Films to Fight Anti-Immigrant Hate.

Read more about the event by clicking here: UNDOCUNATION

Jesus and I will be doing live screen printing with special images created just for this event. We will be giving away the prints once all the prints are dry and we will be signing  these limited edition, hand made prints for the folks who get one.  ONE per person. There will be a very limited number , about 75 of each, and we will be giving them out on a first come, first serve basis. 


I will be in New York for the closing reception if this exhibit which will take place on May 6th.

I don’t often have the opportunity to travel to New York City so I hope my East Coast friends can make it to this event!



NEW YORK:  May 6th, Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, will be the last day to view AF3IRM’s 2012 art exhibit La Bracera: Women and Work at the Yippie Museum, 9 Bleecker Street, Manhattan.

Friends and AF3IRM members will be present to savor the art work and create even more intense sisterhood and comradeship for this year’s gathering of women artists.

The Yippie Museum Café will be open for afternoon tea and coffee for La Bracera’s audience.

Buyers have snatched up more than half of the art work on exhibit.  A few are still available and those interested are urged to contact the exhibit curators, Ms. Leilani Montes and/or Olivia Canlas, to make arrangements before La Bracera closes.

The exhibit opened on 21st April with a brilliant reception attended by 250 guests.  Three DJs – DopeShoes, Sakir and AnaMated, all transnational musician/performers – spun the evening through.  Wine and dumplings helped keep the guests’ energy up, while an altar created by Xicana/Colombian Karen Johana Lopez-Acero, which celebrated departed women, seemed to hold back a projected rainfall until the festivities were over.

More than a dozen organizations endorsed the exhibit which underscored the pivotal character of women’s work to society and the family.

The six transnational women artists highlighted by La Bracera are:

·         Melanie Cervantes (Xicana)
·         Donna Choi (Korean American)
·         Crystal Clarity (Nuyorican)
·         Madonna Davidoff (Filipina)
·         Samra Ghermay (Eritrean)
·         36Kolks (Jamaican/Jewish)

La Bracera is part of AF3IRM’s on-going campaign for justice for transnational labor, against trafficking and exploitation under the US government’s labor export program.  Entire corporate departments are being subcontracted to labor recruiters/providers – which results in de-unionization, loss of job security, wage depression and the transfer of such costs as health benefits to the community.  Many of these departments are staffed by women workers.

***The pieces on exhibit will be on sale!***

Part of the proceeds will go to enable AF3IRM NY to conduct its Purple Rose campaign against the outsourcing of entire departments in corporate operations – a tactic that depresses wages and de-unionizes the workplace and encourages trafficking. As the major share of the proceeds will go to the artists themselves, the exhibit is also a means of supporting transnational women artists in their creation of a culture representative of their life experiences.