Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
May 1 - 30, 2013
Division 9 Gallery
3850 Lemon St
Riverside CA, 92501
951 965 4392
May 17, 2013 • 10 am - 4 pm
Art & Protest: Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex
Location: UC Riverside, INTN 4043 (the fourth floor of the INTN building, on the corner of University Ave. and Canyon Crest Dr.)
Inland Empire Outside the Cage and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics will be hosting a free all-day public symposium at UC Riverside featuring a number of activists, organizations, and intellectuals involved in local, nationwide, and cross-border anti-prison and anti-police struggles.
Discussion Panel Lineup:
10:00 a.m. - "Understanding the PIC and Abolition":
Rachel Herzing (Critical Resistance), Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac (Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in LA Jails), Dylan Rodríguez (ucr ethnic studies), DR. E.M. Abdulmumin (The Du Bbois Institute), Jose (Youth Justice Coalition), Diana Zuñiga (CURB)
11:30 a.m. - "The Effects of Incarceration and Communities of Resistance":
Geri Silva (Families Against CA Three Strikes), Vonya Quarles (All of Us or None, Riverside), Leslie (Youth Justice Coalition), Dolores Canales (CA Families Against Solitary Confinement), Ernest (Fair Chance Project), Isaac Ontiveros (Critical Resistance)
2:00 p.m. - "Arts and Resistance":
Solymar Solá Negrón (Proyecto Algarabía), Mary Sutton (Center for the Study of Political Graphics), Carolyn Schutten (UCR Public History), and members of the 'Dignity and Power Quarterly' zine collective
3:30 p.m. - "Closing Remarks":
Andrea Smith (UCR Media Cultural Studies)
Poster/Print making workshops
May 4, 2013 • 2- 6 pm • North Park •
3751 Vine St Riverside, CA 92507 (Mission Inn & Vine)
May 25, 2013 • 12-6 pm • Division 9 Gallery
May 7, 14, & 21 • 7 pm •
Visions of Abolition • Film screenings
University of California - Riverside, INTS 3154
Activities Sponsored by Inland Empire Outside the Cage • email@example.com • 562.587.4438
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex features powerful posters from artists, activists, and organizations around the country and the world, cry out against the devastating impact of mass incarceration required and rapidly growing prison industrial complex (PIC).
The United States has the largest prison population in the world-over 2.3 million people behind bars. The U.S. has only 5% of the world's population yet we have 25% of the world's incarcerated population.
The posters in Prison Nation cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration including: the death penalty, the Three Strikes law, racism, access to education and health care, the growing rate of incarceration, slave labor, divestment, privatization, torture, and re-entry into the community. They show the power of art to educate and inspire.
Over two years, CSPG is traveling Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex, to six locations in the
San Joaquin Valley and the Inland Empire.
Prison Nation photos:
See Installation shots at U.C. Merced Kolligian Library on CSPG facebook
ART & PROTEST:
Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex See January 24 photos on CSPG facebook
CHOWCHILLA FREEDOM RALLY!
See photos of Prison Nation displayed at the January 26 Freedom Rally photos on CSPG facebook
This project is funded by the James Irvine Foundation
and the California Arts Council.
and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Paredes Rebeldes: Street Art from the 2006 Oaxaca Uprising
May 10 – June 29, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 7-9 pm
El Mercado La Paloma, Los Angeles
3655 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90007
Paredes Rebeldes: Street Art from the 2006 Oaxaca Uprising, features over 40 amazing stencils and woodcuts that came out of months of struggle against the repressive government of Oaxaca Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz.
What began as a routine teachers' strike for better wages and more resources for students-a strike that had been taking place for 25 consecutive years-erupted into a social movement after Ruiz ordered 3000 police to attack the protestors with tear gas and clubs. People began organizing to take back their community and demand their rights. Within days of the attack, the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) had formed as an umbrella group encompassing 365 grassroots organizations which included unions, indigenous people, peasants, women, and artists. Artists' collectives that formed included The Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASAR-O), Lapiztola, and Arte Jaguar, and the walls of Oaxaca exploded with their powerful graffiti, stencils and woodcuts.
This exhibition is partially funded by ArtPlace, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.