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Art in Action: Stop the Violence (8/3)
by ~Bradley (bradley [at]
Wednesday Aug 2nd, 2006 9:16 PM
The 6th annual Art in Action performance, Stop the Violence, will take place in Santa Cruz on August 3rd. On August 2nd, Art and Action co-founder and coordinator, Xiomara, called Free Radio Santa Cruz to spread the word about the upcoming performance. Sage, an Art in Action participant from Washington D.C., spoke about some of her experiences at the 10 day Art and Action camp in Ben Lomond and recited a poem. (25:45 minutes)
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6th Annual Art in Action Camp Presents:
August 3, 2006
6:30 Reception, 7pm Performance
THE ATTIC, 931 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
$5 for youth, $10-15 for adults

25 youth artisits will perform hip hop, spoken word, original music, dance and theater, show original art and digital stories they have created during a 10-day leadership training. Prepare to be inspired and on your feet! These young change makers and artists are creating a brighter vision for the future and bringing creative solutions to the stage. There will also be performances by other Bay Area performers!

For more info or to get involved check out:

6th Annual Art in Action Performance in Santa Cruz


Xiomara Castro is a co-founder and director of the Art in Action Youth Leadership Program. She is also a Salvadoran-American who has been involved in the social change movement from a very young age, initially fighting to end the U.S. military intervention in El Salvador and later working for immigrant and farm workers' rights in the U.S. She has worked as a farm worker union organizer in the Northwest, aiding refugees in gaining healthcare and legal services in the Southwest, and engaged youth around the country as a grassroots educator in California and along the US/Mexico Border.

During Art in Action camp she facilitates the "Linking the Issues", Anti-Oppression, and Street Art/Giant Puppet making workshops. In "Linking the Issues," Xiomara touches on methods of connecting global justice issues to domestic civil and human rights issues in the United States. This year she is excited to be co-facilitating Digital Storytelling with Maryam Roberts and engage her long time passions for video and photography!
§Art in Action!
by ~Bradley Wednesday Aug 2nd, 2006 9:16 PM
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