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"Dream What We Can Become & Rejoice" UC Berkeley
Multimedia exhibit — photos, music, videos, DVDs, smellavision — from the carkness of worker oppression to the light of hopeful organizing.
Multimedia Exhibit: ”Dream What We Can Become & Rejoice, Soñar Lo Que Podemos Ser y Gozar".
Special holiday opening, Dec. 15, 16, 17, 3-8 pm. Boalt Hall, room 145, Laub Lobby, inside main entrance at NE corner of courtyard, second entry off Bancroft downhill from Piedmont. Sponsored by Center for Social Justice, Boalt Hall. The artist will open the exhibit 3 days alternating weeks until May 1, 2006. Group tours invited. For times or reservations:
SunMt office: 559.855.3710, cell 559.472.6496, mailto:mail [at] sunmt.org.
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Designed and installed by George Elfie Ballis and partner Maia Ballis, the exhibit is bilingual with 106 black & white photos, heart-wrenching to inspiring, up to 12’ by 3’ showing farm worker conditions and organizing. Dream includes videos, music, DVDs, books, posters - the timeless dance for justice by many people on many issues. Installation images were photographed and filmed by George Elfie Ballis, a movement media producer and organizer for over 50 years. who will be present when “Dream...” is open. Ballis was a protégé of Dorothea Lange, and now runs the SunMt Environmental & Multimedia Center in the Sierra foothills of Central CA.
Short DVDs and videos available for viewing are on a wide range of social justice issues including:
“We — Rising Up from King’s Legacy to Embrace Peace and Justice” — currrent community actions, music & words amplifying King’s messages
“Campus Peace” — college students in Fresno rising up against cop spying on their meetings.
What “Dream...” visitors are saying
“Makes me want to go out there and do something about it.” • ”A living, waking, working reality: we cannot be what we cannot dream.” • “Very moving, disturbing, inspiring.” • “Made me realize we are all one people.” • “Very important, heart-wrenching, deep felt.It reminded me to stay close to my beliefs and push out the barriers of what I can do to help my brothers and sisters. We all are here together.” • “Makes me feel as if I am part of the problems as well as the solutions. Within the grief theme is a point of freedom, dignity and strength within these people.” • “You make me laugh and cry, but most important you inspire me.” • “Revitalized my spirit.” • “Brought tears to my eyes, pain to my heart. The struggle continues. ‘A spectator: either a coward or a traitor.’ This exhibit moves me to activism