Mobilize the Immigrant Vote & Favianna Rodriguez

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameMobilize the Immigrant Vote
Address436 14th Street Suite 500
Oakland CA, 94612
United States
Websitehttp://www.mivcalifornia.org/
Description

Favianna Rodriguez is collaborating with Mobilize the Immigrant Vote to create Until We Are All Free, a visual arts project that will connect artists and movement organizers to explore and amplify the intersection between mass incarceration and immigrant detention and deportation. The project will draw attention to the fastest-growing portion of the U.S. prison population – immigrants. It features three components: creation of two or three large visual art pieces for display on public transit, an art-based toolkit based on lessons learned from the partnership, and three workshops in Alameda, San Francisco, or Santa Clara counties to engage groups working for immigrant and refugee rights in art-based methods to share stories and develop compelling visual content about their issues. Mobilize the Immigrant Vote is a 12-member, multi-racial alliance that works to advance change by building the voting power of low-income immigrant and refugee New Americans of color across California. It works with communities in their native languages and cultural contexts to surface shared values and then uses art to insert their values and stories into equity campaigns. Favianna Rodriguez is a visual artist, activist, and cultural organizer who has worked for more than a decade with immigrant rights organizations and social justice efforts to create art that can uplift and challenge cultural prejudices and biases. This project will culminate in December 2017.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/10/16 - 12/31/17
Serving United States/California/Alameda/Oakland

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