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Evening of ARTivists!
October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
The vision of a regenerative future is a reality, we NEED artists and culture workers. Artists challenge cultural narratives, shift imagery, and inspire emotions in a way that traditional political methods alone simply cannot. In “Change the Culture, Change the World,” artist Favianna Rodriguez said “You may attend a rally or vote, but you also read books, listen to music, engage with visual art, turn on the radio and create your identity through culture. Artists are central, not peripheral, to social change. To have the movements that make the wave, you need cultural workers.”
Join us for a journey and celebration of regeneration, justice, and resilience through music, poetry, storytelling, spoken word, creative placemaking, and more!
Featured artists include:
Lydia Violet is an accomplished Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist weaving together Southern blues, American roots, and Iranian folk music traditions along with her passions for social and environmental justice. In addition to her craft she offers workshops entitled “Music As Medicine in Our Time” which stem from her nine-year study with scholar of deep ecology and Buddhism Joanna Macy.
Miguel Elliot, aka Sir-Cob-A-Lot, is a master natural builder, cob artist, community builder, and affordable housing advocate. He is a collaborator on the “Cob on Wood” cob village in an unsheltered encampment in Oakland.
Elena Salinas O’Toole co-founded The Artivist Foundation, which amplifies the voices of activist artists (Artivists) by connecting them with local and global communities to fight for social, racial, environmental and economic justice. A visual artist, Elena has worked in community organizing and art mobilization with organizations such as Sunrise Movement and Food and Water Action.
Travis Harden is Ho Chunk-Lakota from Eagle Butte South Dakota. In his younger days he was a member of AIM youth. He is a singer, drummer, and drum-maker, and he teaches children to sing and drum.
Rivera Sun is a change-maker, a cultural creative, a protest novelist, and an advocate for nonviolence and social justice. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, The Way Between and other novels.
Annie Patterson has spent her life working for justice through music. She is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist who is best known as one of the creators of the popular songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again. You can see more about her at https://www.riseupandsing.org/
This event is being offered as part of the 2021 Regenerative Communities Summit. Please click here to learn more and register using our pay-what-you-can donation-based system to participate.