FACTSHEET: Activism is NOT a Crime Opening Reception (SAT 2/06)


Manilatown Heritage Foundation presents
FACTSHEET: Activism is NOT a crime.

“FACT SHEET: Activism is Not a Crime,” showcases 30 posters by artists in the U.S. and the Philippines about human rights violations in the Philippines. It is inspired by Bay Area’s Social Serigraphy movement that started in the 1960s, as well as by the works and ideas of Artist Arrest, an art collective in the Philippines. FACT SHEET shows how art can be used as a social practice to form alliances and mobilize, from a single person to an entire nation.

Participating Artists:
J. Pacena II, Wesley Valenzuela, Mica Cabildo, Rustum Casia, Zeus Bascon,Epjey, Con Cabrera, RJ Mabilin, Karl Fredrick M. Castro, Recci Bacolor, Pau Reyes, Mark Salvatus, Ray Zapanta, Jason Valenzuela, Bjorn Calleja, Dex Fernandez, Elaine Villasper, Artivista , Angelica Cabande, Maximo Fajardo Jr, England Hidalgo, Lian Ladia, Marcius Noceda, Carlo Ricafort, Mel Vera Cruz

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 6, 4-6pm
-Live performance and special guest, Marie Hilo from KARAPATAN, a human rights organization in the Philippines
-Free, donations appreciated

Exhibition: February 6 to April 24, 2010.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 1-6pm
Free, donations appreciated

::::::Related Events::::::

Film & Discussion: Saturday, March 27, 4-6pm
Film shorts about human rights in the Philippines from the Southern Tagalog Exposure, followed by a panel discussion with Bay Area community organizations. $5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Closing Reception: Saturday, April 24, 4-6pm
Free, donations appreciated


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