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Unfiltered: Cyberyouth Manifesto

May 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Unfiltered: Cyberyouth Manifesto
Organized by The Revolution School, Mandy Harris Williams, and the Feminist Center for Creative Work
Part of WE RISE 2022

Sunday May 22 |  3-5 pm PT
Online

<Hello-world[er]/> you’re invited to Unfiltered: Cyberyouth Manifesto, a virtual cyber-revolution workshop hosted by The Revolution School and Feminist Center for Creative Work. Login to co-craft tools that liberate our relationships with digital landscapes, algorithms, and surveillance, meet an influencer and co-write a manifesto of your dream social media platform! This virtual workshop is for youth ages 14-18 years old to share, explore, co-process, alchemize, and transform past and ongoing experiences with digital social media landscapes and the social and algorithmic powers that define, censor, and/or limit representation.

This program is presented by 18th Street Arts Center in partnership with WE RISE 2022.

Graphic by FCCW and Raquel Hazell

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

The Revolution School is an open collective of artists, magicians, activists, hackers, academics, psychokinetics, witches, scientists, healers, empaths, thieves, chemists, archivists, gamers, freaks, friends, allies, and enemies (aka Superheroes and Scroogers). We began in August 2020 to form the two action teams, Operation Scrooge and League of Superheroes. The Revolution School has since expanded to process, inspire, support, and facilitate actualizing projects by members of Rev School that embody and animate the Two Principles of The Revolution: 

  1. *Always operate from a place of abundance** 
  2. Always choose the most expansive*** route.

* Always means pertaining to any manner of actions that can be deemed revolutionary.
** Abundance is knowing you are enough for the mere fact that you exist.
*** Expansive is reaching beyond binaries, hierarchies, and capital.

We believe the primary reason someone holds onto and extracts power and resources is because of unacknowledged, unprocessed, and unloved trauma. A Scrooger is someone who actively befriends their traumas and, therefore, can have expansive relationships with another person’s traumas. A Superhero is someone who actively offers alternatives to carceral-based institutional apparatuses that have become naturalized.

Mandy Harris Williams is a multidisciplinary vocalization artist living and working in LA.

Feminist Center for Creative Work nurtures an ever-evolving, intersectional, intergenerational, and joyful collaborative feminist praxis—modeling ways of working and living through art, programming, media, publishing, and the redistribution of resources, from Los Angeles, within the world. The process is the product.

In this project, the participating rev schoolers are…

Fantasma / Dev/in Alejandro-Wilder (they/them) is a non-binary latinx visual artist and drag performer who moves across new media, performance, and lens-based practices to haunt, inquire, investigate, and confront the beliefs and systems we exist entangled within.

Reframer (they/them) is an interdimensional superscrooger-in-training.

Drawing from queer life, science, self-help, popular culture, the deeply personal, and fantasy, Diffractor’s / Jennifer Moon’s work mobilizes possibilities to reconfigure our relationship to power, to reignite the social and political imaginaries, and to stimulate change beyond binaries, hierarchies, and capital.

Ego Death / Pilar Gallego is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work engages a critical materialist lens into the closet/wardrobe as a repository for potential selves, considering the ways in which design marks and speaks for the body and reflecting on issues relating to in/visibility, homonormativity, displacement, desire, assimilation, and respectability politics.

Gradient / Kristen Mitchell is a visual artist, collaborative improviser, and public art consultant based in virtual and material worlds.

Dr. Brujaja / Nico Luna Paz is an artist and organizer who metamorphosizes social and environmental experiences into queer visualizations, performances, and understandings.

Ricochet / Cedric Tai is an un-disciplinary artist, educator, and friend who thinks through sculpture, talking, writing, performance and experimental exhibitions to hone in on neurodivergent experience, labor and politics.

975 / Clara Philbrick, Artist and art worker, supports artists’ projects/experiments indebted to Queer, Trans, Lesbian history, wandering time, and disability centered relations.

ABOUT WE RISE 2022

WE RISE 2022: BY US, FOR US is a series of community-led events that support health and healing across Los Angeles County. A collaborative impact initiative, WE RISE 2022 invests in local organizations, artists and leaders to strengthen community wellbeing. Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month in May, community partners provide access to resources and opportunities for connection through art installations, cultural experiences and other community engagement projects. As the ripple effects of the pandemic, social injustice and global pressures continue, WE RISE 2022 emphasizes positive programming that connect youth and those who love them, while amplifying our collective strength. WE RISE TOGETHER.

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