FORD FOUNDATION CREATIVITY + CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT
Using Our Collective Power for the 2020 Election + Census
Thursday, July 30 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
Virtual Zoom Event
We are proud to announce that in support of the Art+Action Coalition's COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign, the Ford Foundation has awarded us a grant to bring our initiative to Florida and Texas—so we can make the next three months truly count in states where many communities are being left behind.
Join us this Thursday, July 30 at 9am PST / 12pm EST, as the Ford Foundation convenes advocates, artists, filmmakers, and journalists nationwide who will share the tools, models, and networks that they are implementing to drive voter and Census participation to ensure that BIPOC, disabled, women, trans, LGBTQIA+, and immigrant voices are heard and counted.
The event is free and open to the public. Register here to join.
• Mara Abrams, Census Open Innovation Labs
• Marya Bangee, HARNESS
• Sandy Close, Ethnic Media Services
• Rebecca Cokley, Center for American Progress
• Arleene Correa Valencia, SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE Project
• Meera Dasgupta, National Youth Poet Laureate
• Teddy Dorsette III, Detroit Disability Power
• Ana Teresa Fernández, SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE Project
• Vanita Gupta, Keynote Speaker, The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
• Amy Kisch, Art+Action
• Beth Lynk, Census Counts
• Claudia Peña, For Freedoms
• Dawn Porter, Good Trouble: John Lewis Documentary
• Favianna Rodriguez, Center for Cultural Power
• LaChanze Sapp-Gooding, Black Theatre United
• Nse Ufot, New Georgia Project
• Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project
• Michelle Woo, For Freedoms
Images above (left to right, top to bottom): New York Live Arts' facade featuring large banner with the text VOTE in rainbow colors and a headshot of Bill. T. Jones on top of the text "BILL T. JONES / ARNIE ZANE COMPANY"; Art+Action COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign with artwork by Clare Rojas, Masako Miki, and Joel Daniel Phillips; Amy Kisch (photo courtesy Christopher Polydoroff); Arleene Correa Valencia + Ana Teresa Fernández SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE; Correa Valencia in SOMOS gear from print/stitch; Fernandez in San Francisco.
COME TO YOUR CENSUS, GOES NATIONWIDE While Art+Action's COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign began locally in San Francisco, it has ignited a movement nationally—and continues to grow. Art+Action Coalition Partner Paseo Project, located in Taos, New Mexico, enlisted artists from their community to create these Come To Your Census, Taos posters to ensure the campaign reflected their creative voices—to mobilize their community to fill out the 2020 Census.
Follow Art+Action on Instagram and like us on Facebook for updates about the campaign, or donate here to help us commission artists and mobilize communities to COME TO YOUR CENSUS.
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 the Ford Foundation, and in partnership with trusted institutions and messengers, 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.