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Black Lives Matter meets Black Rock City at Burning Man
One of the principles guiding Burning Man is "Radical Inclusion." But, the temporary city that Burners build in the desert has never been racially diverse. This radio episode explores why there's been a disconnect between racial and radical inclusion at Burning Man, and what some Burners, like artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez, are doing to change that.
Favianna Rodriguez on why art matters in a time of crisis
Growing up in the Bay Area, 2018 Grist 50 Fixer Favianna Rodriguez witnessed firsthand the impact that pollution and racial injustice had on her friends and family. Now an interdisciplinary artist and activist whose most recognizable work includes social justice posters and social media content, she connects the dots between climate change, justice, and an extractive economy — that is to say, one that exploits many for the benefit of a few.
How Artists Can Instigate Social Change, According to a New Guide
The Center for Cultural Power launches a new toolkit, No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists. The free PDF guide breaks down how artists can use their work to promote visions of a more equitable world, and how those visions can be leveraged to shift culture, move people into action, put pressure on lawmakers and inspire concrete, systemic changes.
Time is your most valuable asset and use it wisely.” With Penny Bauder & Favianna Rodriguez
Thrive Global
Favianna talks with Penny Bauder about her passion for igniting change, where art and social movements meet and how art is something that is for ALL of us. Art should reflect our many diverse experiences and be the thread that unites as human beings.
The Center For Cultural Power And Joey Soloway’s 5050by2020 Unveil Writers Selected For Disruptors Fellowship
The Center for Cultural Power and Joey Soloway’s 5050by2020 have selected the 10 artists for its The Disruptors Fellowship. The fellowship supports emerging television writers of color and to shift the status quo in Hollywood by investing directly in artists who have been impacted by systems of oppression.
Mark Poucher
CARES-2 Needs To Step Up And Support Black & Brown Small Businesses
In less than two weeks, the federal relief effort designated to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 storm went through all of its funds, to a fraction of those in need. Favianna shares her story.
Stephany Torres / Remezcla
Quarantine Self-Care Tips from Activist & Artist Favianna Rodriguez
In this Remezcla episode, Favianna shares self care strategies during Corona, including how to take on new healthy habits, how to show up for yourself & why solely self-focused care just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Art Practical
Being Grounded in Oakland Feeds My Artist Power
Art Practical
This essay by Favianna was part of a collaboration with Art Practical and Kenneth Rainin Foundation. “It is my hope that in telling my story, I am able to inspire somebody else to do so as well.”
Stephany Torres / Remezcla
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful, a youth-led art and activism project raising awareness about the 15,000 children who have been and are currently being held in U.S. immigration detention centers.
Favianna Rodriguez
I Am Creating Objects That Only I Can Create
The Nation
Favianna talks with John Washington over drinks about how Art has allowed her to be a very complicated being where she can talk about fossil fuels, masturbation, climate chaos, and gender justice. “Art gives us the opportunity to change the world.”
Jenny Kane/RGJ
Isn't it a white person thing?:' Burning Man activist pushes for diversity on the playa
Reno Gazette Journal
Favianna shares her racial organizing efforts targeting one of the most popular festivals in the world. Burning Man makes a point to invite anyone and everyone to the world’s largest adult playground. But when you look at the numbers, Burning Man’s populace is not racially diverse.
Actor Matt McGorry teams up with Playboy to promote Pride
Gay Star News
Actor Matt McGorry teams up with Playboy to promote Pride. McGorry took to Instagram to promote Playboy's new #PrideIsGood collection in collaboration with queer artists and The Trevor Project
Ryan Pfluger
Playboy has redesigned its iconic bunny ears for Pride Month
In celebration of Pride Month, Playboy has overhauled its signature bunny ears to show its support for the LGBTQ community. The "Pride Is Good" campaign aims to raise awareness for a "50 bills 50 states" movement created by The Trevor Project, an organization providing suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youths.
Inflection Point 111: Gloria Steinem and Favianna Rodriguez at the Castro Theatre
Inflection Point
This special episode features a live conversation with activist, writer and feminist organizer, Gloria Steinem and Oakland-based artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez.
Favianna Rodriguez
Gloria Steinem on the moments that "get you off your ass and into the revolution"
"Inflection Point" talks to Gloria Steinem and Favianna Rodriguez about feminism and reproductive justice
Meet the Screenprinters and Artists Behind the Oakland Teachers Strike
Favianna’s art is featured in this 2019 campaign supporting the Oakland Education Association, whose 3,000 members were on strike in February 2019 as the union negotiated for higher wages and smaller class sizes.
Common Dreams
Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike
Common Dreams
In early 2019, a massive #strike-ready art-making collaboration between the Oakland Education Association, local artists and a team of arts organizers was building momentum, participation and creating thousands of pieces of hand made art that was used in public actions and on the picket lines.
Dear Prudence: The “Don’t Like Doodads
Prudence and Favianna tackle letters about what to do when your dad can’t get your transgender cousin’s pronouns right, what actions to take if you feel your friends are taking advantage of your emotional and financial stability, and what to do when your parents will no longer pay your college tuition because you changed your major.
Ben & Jerry's
East Bay Express
Ben & Jerry’s released this week a limited-batch flavor called Pecan Resist — and the carton is graced with the vibrant art of Oakland mixed-media artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez.
Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group
Oakland artist Favianna Rodriguez is the face behind Ben and Jerry’s new anti-Trump pint
The Mercury News
Ice cream titan Ben & Jerry’s made waves this week with the release of “Pecan Resist,” its limited edition — and highly political — flavor calling on Americans to resist oppression and injustice. It was a defining moment for Oakland artist and organizer Favianna Rodriguez, who created the vibrant artwork for the ice cream pint’s label.
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