I'm at CalState Long Beach today and tomorrow! I'll be on a panel today, Tuesday and doing a solo lecture on Wednesday. Info is below. Come through if you are in the LA Area!
Art Department Visiting Artist Lecture Series, featuring Favianna Rodriguez
Wednesday, September 21, 5:00 pm
CSULB Department of Art, UT-108, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach CA 90840
Graphics are powerful living reminders of struggles for worldwide peace and justice. I will share various slides of my current projects, discuss my own creative process for developing my work, as well as my creative inspiration. Topics covered in my lecture include globalization, immigration, women, sex positivity, and youth organizing. More info here.
Organizing the Ideal: Contemporary Collectives & Cooperatives
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 3:00-5:00pm
University Art Museum 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA
One of the pivotal aspects of Peace Press’ success was its dedication to consensus decision-making. By implementing worker control through all aspects of production, the collective successfully merged the ideal with the practical, creating a non-hierarchal space benefitting those who made contributions. This panel presents contemporary collectives and cooperatives that continue to offer an alternative to capitalist-related models. Members of decentralized collectives and cooperatives explain how production can be based on mutual aid rather than merely profit. The panel is a part of the exhibit, PEACE PRESS GRAPHICS 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change showing in the University Art Museum through December 11, 2011. I will speaking together with Zach Blue (AK Press – an anarchist publication press that releases radical literature, art prints and multimedia materials) and Brent Aragon (Blood-Orange Info Shop – an anarchist information center dedicated to community outreach, education, and art). More info here.