A Film Calls for Social Action-A Place at the Table









http://www.jeffbridges.com/endhunger.html  – The power of an Artist pushing for  a cause-  Hunger in America


CHAA Community Health for Asian Americans uses Conscientization


By Patricia Rojas Zambrano  (partial painting) 

Join CHAA (Community Health for Asian Americans) staff and clients on a journey through the arts to transform hegemonic bodies into critical bodies through conscientization, a term used by Freire to describe the process of raising awareness of the body and the larger forces that surround it, revealing structures that impact it and reinterpreting it by grounding it in personal and communal experience. Through an expressive arts experience, contemplate your body and the things in the world around you. After sharing your personal process and witnessing others experiences engage in conversation and in the creation of a group poster.

CHAA is a non-profit based in the San Francisco Bay Area, established in 1996, that serves historically underserved Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities. CHAA offers a continuum of services that include behavioral health, wellness and prevention programs, youth development and family support. As a community-based organization, CHAA believes health and wellness are vital to community development and social justice. CHAA employs community- based participatory research and popular education to honor and nurture authentic leadership, promoting community, family and consumer wellness, voice and choice.

CHAA staff members are from the communities they serve, and bring their cultural and language skills, knowledge and commitment to this important work. CHAA’s multidisciplinary team of over 50 includes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, support counselors, wraparound teams, prevention specialists, youth development specialists, public health professionals, outreach specialists and a cultural anthropologist. CHAA staff speaks 21 Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander languages and dialects, including: Bangla, Burmese, Cantonese, Hindi, Hokkien, Japanese, Kapampangan, Khmer (Cambodian), Khmu, Lao, Malay, Mandarin, Mien, Mongolian, Nepali, Rakhaing, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, and Vietnamese, as well as Spanish.


Susan Sontag on Art

The artwork is available on Etsy as an 11×14″ print on heavy cotton rag paper with razored edges in a limited edition of 300, signed and numbered, bearing a hand-stamped inscription on the back. We’re donating a portion of the proceeds to A Room of Her Own, a foundation supporting women writers and artists.

The excerpts:

All aesthetic judgment is really cultural evaluation. (9/3/1956)

All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation. (9/10/1964)

The Beehive Design Collective- They are changing the way we do art for the people


Mesoamerica Resiste! Update!


The Beehive’s mission:

To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.

In the process of this effort we seek to take the “who made that!?” and “how much does it cost!?” out of our creative endeavors, by anonymously functioning as word-to-image translators of the information we convey. We build, and disseminate these visual tools with the hope that they will self-replicate, and take on life of their own.


Must SEe the works from the Venice Biennale: Art Festival 2013

American artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla created the piece as part of their ‘Gloria’ exhibition to compete alongside 88 other countries at the Venice Biennal.

War what’s it good for? *( My title)- (from the Venice biennale art festival 2011)

http://www.myartguides.com/venice-art-biennale-2013/art-biennale  ( go here for the 2013 view of the most amazing)

The Capital of Nowhere-

CFZ Ca’ Foscari Zattere / Cultural Flow Zone

 Capital of Nowhere

Lily Yeh -moving broken items to beauty

Lily Yeh

Artist, Social Pioneer: b. 1941

“When I see brokenness, poverty and crime in inner cities, I also see the enormous potential and readiness for transformation and rebirth. We are creating an art form that comes from the heart and reflects the pain and sorrow of people’s lives. It also expresses joy, beauty, and love. This process lays the foundation of building a genuine community in which people are reconnected with their families, sustained by meaningful work, nurtured by the care from each other and will together raise and educate their children. Then we witness social change in action.”

lily yeh   mosaic wallhttp://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/lily-yeh