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Hillary Hacker talking about Mural project and Resurfacing exhibit on Setting the Standard
“Resurfacing” is an interactive multi-media installation celebrating the confluence of international reverence for water and the struggle to keep water clean and available for all. Following the flow of water related issues as they wash over the globe, Susan Greene and her team Art Forces, return from another visit to the Gaza Strip in occupied Palestine to connect problem-solving strategies and thought provoking art from around the globe to our home in the Bay.
Wednesday, January 22 / 6:00 - 8:00pm / Gallery
Teach In and Art Party
Surveillance, policing, prison and corporate complicity: let’s take action!
Wednesday, January 29 / 7:00 - 9:30pm / Theater
Flying Paper, Sneak Preview
Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls.
Wednesday, February 5 / 6:30 - 9:00pm / Gallery
Design and Concept Workshop, New Palestine Mural in Uptown Oakland,
The Estria Foundation will be partnering with Friends of Sabeel North America, and ArtForces on a new collaborative mural project highlighting the Palestinian water crisis and international responses of solidarity on a large public wall in Uptown Oakland. The mural will focus on water as the uniting theme across the mural and create a space for local community and artists to collaborate with a visiting artist from Palestine. We hope to develop imagery that will make these issues visible to the public of Oakland, and by ways of the internet, to the world.
Saturday, February 8 / 1:00 - 9:00pm / Theater and Gallery
Conference and Film Screening
Privatization, Labor Rights, Human Rights, The Environment And The Veolia Group
A unique one-day conference bringing together activists from all around the world involved in union organizing, Environmental protection and Palestine solidarity to confront the French multinational Veolia/ Transdev and build community resistance to privatization, union busting and corporate profiteering form human rights violation. Evening show and film screening.
Wednesday, February 12 / 6:00 – 9:00pm / Gallery
Round Table, Winning Divestment: Student Struggles for Peace
Dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela. A panel discussion will bring activists to address the power, controversy and effectiveness of divestment as a tool for economic activism in different movements: the movement against apartheid in South Africa, the struggle for Palestinian rights, the global movement to avert the climate crisis. Film clips and movement posters, followed by an open conversation.
Wednesday, February 19 / 6:30 - 9:30pm / Gallery
Closing Reception and Art Forces Report Back
Presentation on recent projects in Refugee Camps in Lebanon and MAIA Mural Brigade in Gaza; plus special guests.