JOIN ACCIÓN LATINA'S CUENTA CONMIGO: CENSUS 2020 LIVESTREAM
TONIGHT: Thursday, May 7 at 6pm PST
Acción Latina, Art+Action, and San Francisco's Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs co-present Cuenta Conmigo: 2020 Census edition of Paseo Artístico this Thursday, May 7 at 6pm PST on Acción Latina's Facebook Live. Artists Yosimar Reyes, Cece Carpio, and host Chris Cuadrado discuss how Latinx, Pilipx, Queer, and Brown communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how we can respond by filling out the 2020 Census.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
YOSIMAR REYES is a nationally acclaimed Poet and Public speaker. Born in Guerrero and raised in East Side San José, Reyes explores themes of migration and sexuality in his work. The Advocate named Reyes one of "13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World" REMEZCLA included Reyes on their list of "10 Up and Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know."
CECE CARPIO uses acrylic, ink, aerosol, and installations to tell stories of immigration, ancestry, resistance, and resilience. Born in the Philippines, Cece has been commissioned by the City of Oakland, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, UC Berkeley, and Oakland Museum of CA. She is a member of Trust Your Struggle Art Collective and currently works as the Galleries Manager for the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), and is a Public Art Commissioner for the City of Oakland.
THIS WEEK'S 'COME TO YOUR CENSUS' ACTION
One thing YOU can do that MATTERS: Post Art+Action commissioned artist, Anna Sergeeva's YOU MATTER series on your social media platforms to help ensure the health and strength of all our communities for the next decade, by participating in the 2020 Census (we've even written a caption for you). Sergeeva created puzzles and bookmarks—which will be available at Art+Action Coalition Partners' San Francisco Public Library’s 28 branches and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—featuring the statement “YOU MATTER” overlaying images from the community-generated SFPL Shades of San Francisco photography archive.
Download YOU MATTER images below (and more) in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog from Art+Action's Census Toolkit. Don't forget to fill out your Census and make sure your roommates, friends, and family do the same. Count yourself, your baby, your auntie, your cousins, and anyone else living at your home. After all, you all matter.
Suggested social media caption:
YOU MATTER. YOU COUNT. AND YOU HAVE THE POWER to ensure that YOUR community gets its fair share of resources and political representation for the next 10 years.
Take 10 minutes and fill out your Census online TODAY at my2020census.gov. Already filled it out? Make sure your friends & family do too.
NEXT WEEK: HOW TO MAKE A LINOCUT PRINT WITH ARTIST TXUTXO PEREZ
ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES TODAY
Art+Action and our Coalition Partner Hospitality House will present artist Txutxo Perez' at-home video demonstration of How to Make a Linocut Print on IGTV. Perez created a series of linocut prints focusing on the working class, families, and youth that were born in the U.S. from immigrant parents. The artist chose the linocut process given its history as a printmaking modality for resistance movements and for its traditional use for the Day of the Dead. Order supplies here now, so you're ready to make your print with Txutxo Perez.
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About Art+Action: Art+Action—a coalition for civic participation that spans art, creative, community, business, technology, philanthropy, activist, and government sectors—has launched a multilingual arts-driven campaign that positions artists as catalysts to humanize the issues around the 2020 Census. Ignited by support from San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), and in partnership with trusted institutions and messengers including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)—our Headquarters and a Lead Partner—we've launched a campaign comprised of artist commissions, public programming, community events, exhibitions, and performances to galvanize communities to participate to receive their fair share of resources and political representation for the next decade.