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Artist Bloc Day at #OSF
Date Sunday November 20
Time 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Justin Herman Plaza
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author
We are artists and art workers of the 99%. We are struggling to survive and sustain our creative practice in an economy that does not value us as workers, that privatizes cultural institutions and that continuously defunds art programs--from public education to government grants. We are putting our creative efforts towards this movement and considering our role in the fight for economic and social justice.

Join us for the Artists Bloc day at Occupy San Francisco for hands-on workshops, participatory projects, discussions and the distribution of our zine. The day will include screen-printing and banner-making workshops, a speaker's booth and conversations facilitated by local artists about arts funding, education and the systems of oppression that affect artists economic sustainability and more.

THE SCHEDULE FOR THE ARTIST BLOC:

12:15 : Introduction to the day
12:20 : Speaker's Address : Julia Bryan-Wilson
12:45 : Speaker's Address : Melanie Cervantes

1:00 – 5:00 : Ongoing Workshops : Crocheting, Banner-making, Screen-printing, Speaker's Booth Video Interviews, Kid's Zone

1:30 – 2:00 : Workshop : The Art State We're In, Dialogues on Challenges of Living and Creating in the Bay Area and California. Facilitated by Paulina Nowicka

2:00 – 2:30 : Workshop : General Education about the Occupy Movement for Artists. What's our place in this movement? What systems of oppression affect the 99%? Facilitated by Adrienne Skye Roberts

Break

3:00 – 4:00 : Workshop : Pictures Make Change, Visual Brainstorming with the Beehive Design Collective. A collaborative drawing jam for artists to draw ourselves into the 99%. Facilitated by Zeph Fishlyn

4:15 : Speaker's Address : Jeff Chang

...and free give-aways of posters, zines, arm-bands and more!

**This is a family friendly event an will include art-making workshops for kids.**

Contact Artists of the 99% at artistsofthe99percent [at] gmail.com, http://artistsof99percent.tumblr.com/ and on Facebook.

Occupy SF/Justin Herman Plaza
is accessible by BART (Embarcadero Station), Muni lines: J, K, L, M, N, and F Market.
Added to the calendar on Friday Nov 18th, 2011 5:04 PM

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