Together in Contradiction: Asian American Unity Now
May 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Together in Contradiction: Asian American Unity Now is a roundtable discussion on culture work and solidarity politics in an age of rising xenophobia, gentrification, and political contradiction. Facilitated by local artist in residence Dan S. Wang, this conversation will feature artist Carol Zou and other organizers to be determined.
This event is being produced in partnership with WeRise.LA.
This panel is part of Recovery Justice: Being Well, a series of self-organized artist projects at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus on view from March 8 – July 16, 2021. Facilitated by Sara Daleiden, this project aims to highlight the recent circumstances that have evolved during the pandemic (racial justice demonstrations and destruction, as well as social discontent and general disconnection) into a series of self-organized artist projects that merges the exterior and interior public spaces of City of Santa Monica property. 18th Street Airport Campus at Santa Monica Municipal Airport will be the site where artists reimagine the city and beyond in the midst of complex social unrest globally.
Participating artists include Sara Daleiden, Nicola Goode, Susie McKay Krieser, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, M Susan Broussard, Lionel Popkin, Yrneh Gabon Brown, Lola del Fresno, Debra Disman, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Gregg Chadwick, Luciana Abait, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Rebecca Youssef, and Dan S. Wang.
[image caption: Dan S. Wang, Eyes of Diversity, 2018. Photocopy and letterpress. Courtesy of the artist.]
About We Rise LA
WE RISE Community Pop-Ups take place across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods, in partnership with over fifty community groups, healers, grassroots leaders, artists, and other LA County Departments such as Parks, Libraries, and Metro to celebrate the remarkable resources and communities of LA County and use arts-based strategies for healing and wellbeing. For more information, please visit werise.la.