ARTIST OPEN CALL WINNERS ANNOUNCED COME TO YOUR CENSUS, TEXAS + FLORIDA
Art+Action is thrilled to announce the artist winners of our COME TO YOUR CENSUS billboard open call in Texas and Florida. With less than 4 weeks left to try to ensure our communities get their fair share of federal funding and political representation for the next decade, we're honored to harness the powerful voices of Texas-based artists—Armando Aguirre, Andy Benavides, Kim Bishop, Sarah Bork, Caroline Ryan, and Xavier Schipani—and Florida-based artists—Marsha Hatcher, Toni Smailagic, Jonathan Brooks, Selina Roman, Ignacio Marino Larrique, and Mateo Serna Zapata—on billboards throughout Texas and Florida, supported by the Ford Foundation.
Artwork (left to right, top to bottom): Xavier Schipani, Andy Benavides, Caroline Ryan, Armando Aguirre, Kim Bishop, Sarah Bork, Marsha Hatcher, Mateo Serna Zapata, Toni Smailagic, Selina Roman, Ignacio Marino Larrique, and Jonathan Brooks.
SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE S.F. POP-UP EVENT THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1-5PM
WITH ARTISTS ARLEENE CORREA VALENCIA + ANA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ AT THE LATINO COVID-19 HEALING + RECOVERY FAIR: SALUD ES PODER
The artists’ ongoing project takes a political stance on visibility through the use of high-vis ready-to-wear safety gear present throughout many labor industries, as it relates to the invisibility of the undocumented in the United States—and being seen and heard by participating in the 2020 Census. SOMOS VISIBLES—through the generous support of Levi's as part of Art+Action’s COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign—engages in dialogue about how the Census impacts our most vulnerable, and gifts a free hoodie or t-shirt to those who complete the 2020 Census. Staff will be on hand with ipads and tablets to enable participants to take their Census.
The Labor Day community event Latino COVID-19 Healing & Recovery Fair - Salud es Poder (which runs both Saturday + Sunday from 12-5pm), will provide culturally relevant and free COVID-19 testing, health, education, employment, housing, food, and other resources to Latino residents hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. Taking place at at John O'Connell High School on Harrison St. between 18th + 20th Streets, the program is presented in partnership with CANA-Carnaval San Francisco, and will abide with all San Francisco City and County COVID-19 rules and regulations around safety.
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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 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.