Melanie Cervantes
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New contest! #vivalamujer

New contest! #vivalamujer

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Melanie Cervantes
http://nyti.ms/1qLEtYY @jesusvbarraza I participated in an exhibit in Bordeaux, France this summer called “Chicano Dream”. Today we are happy to share an article from the International edition of the New York Times that covers the exhibit. I talked with the reporter about a bunch of thoughts and feelings. My main point being that though the Chicano Movement doesn’t look like it did in the 1960s or 1970s that the struggle continues to protect the gains it made as well as for the liberation we still need. Political graphics and culture work have a role in that ongoing struggle.

Melanie Cervantes
http://nyti.ms/1qLEtYY @jesusvbarraza I participated in an exhibit in Bordeaux, France this summer called “Chicano Dream”. Today we are happy to share an article from the International edition of the New York Times that covers the exhibit. I talked with the reporter about a bunch of thoughts and feelings. My main point being that though the Chicano Movement doesn’t look like it did in the 1960s or 1970s that the struggle continues to protect the gains it made as well as for the liberation we still need. Political graphics and culture work have a role in that ongoing struggle.

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Print Magazine has an article about “the Gaza War“‘aka the Israeli Occupation online. The include Palestinian artists and U.S. Artists based in the U.S creating solidarity pieces. Justseeds and Dignidad Rebelde are included! If you google palestine print magazine it comes up as the top entry. #palestine #endtheoccupation

Print Magazine has an article about “the Gaza War“‘aka the Israeli Occupation online. The include Palestinian artists and U.S. Artists based in the U.S creating solidarity pieces. Justseeds and Dignidad Rebelde are included! If you google palestine print magazine it comes up as the top entry. #palestine #endtheoccupation

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This is pretty cool. Our mural made the paper @jesusvbarraza  and @graficamazatl “Wow!Washington Post’s center spread “Arts & Style” on The 5x5 Project. Amazing! Go see it! ” #5x5dc #publicart #dcarts #dcart#Repost from @the5x5project

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This is pretty cool. Our mural made the paper @jesusvbarraza and @graficamazatl “Wow!Washington Post’s center spread “Arts & Style” on The 5x5 Project. Amazing! Go see it! ” #5x5dc #publicart #dcarts #dcart#Repost from @the5x5project —-

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Final touches #dc5x5 #dignidadrebelde #graficamazatl

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"Looking Back, Seeing Forward"( Home Is Where The Heart Is)" is almost done. Final paint day and celebration. Live screen printing at 2pm. On 1st and N St NE in "NOMA" in Washington DC. #dc5x5 #dcmurals #dignidadrebelde #graficamazatl

"Looking Back, Seeing Forward"( Home Is Where The Heart Is)" is almost done. Final paint day and celebration. Live screen printing at 2pm. On 1st and N St NE in "NOMA" in Washington DC. #dc5x5 #dcmurals #dignidadrebelde #graficamazatl

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one of the starts of the mural next to his portrait! #dc5x5 #cutiepie

one of the starts of the mural next to his portrait! #dc5x5 #cutiepie

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I support Critical Resistance because I am an Abolitionist. You can too http://criticalresistance.org/donate/ #sustainCR

I support Critical Resistance because I am an Abolitionist. You can too http://criticalresistance.org/donate/ #sustainCR

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Mural section from “Home is Where the Heart Is in Washington DC. Portrait ith the background!!! #dignidadrebelde #dc5x5 #wip #mazatl Repost from @jesusvbarraza

Mural section from “Home is Where the Heart Is in Washington DC. Portrait ith the background!!! #dignidadrebelde #dc5x5 #wip #mazatl Repost from @jesusvbarraza

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Mural in D.C. is coming along nicely. Collabo with @graficamazatl and @jesusvbarraza and of course many awesome community folks…especially the youth from Sursum Corda! Home is Where the Heart Is! #therighttostay #antidisplacement

Mural in D.C. is coming along nicely. Collabo with @graficamazatl and @jesusvbarraza and of course many awesome community folks…especially the youth from Sursum Corda! Home is Where the Heart Is! #therighttostay #antidisplacement

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This summer while in Paris we found this great book store called Quilombo. We were surprised to see this book that used some illustrations Jesus has up on the website for people to use. So of course we picked it up! It’s a translation of a book that was originally published in Spanish called “Mujeres De Maiz: La Voz de las Indigenas de Chiapas y la Rebelion Zapatista.” #ezln #zapatistas

This summer while in Paris we found this great book store called Quilombo. We were surprised to see this book that used some illustrations Jesus has up on the website for people to use. So of course we picked it up! It’s a translation of a book that was originally published in Spanish called “Mujeres De Maiz: La Voz de las Indigenas de Chiapas y la Rebelion Zapatista.” #ezln #zapatistas

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Ruben Salazar Presente! Lynn Ward Presente! Angel Diaz Presente! Remembering when Raza organized a 30,000 person strong demonstration against the Vietnam war on August 29, 1970. Ruebn, la Voz de La Raza was the people’s megaphone providing an alternative narrative about our folks in the media. He as well as the young organizers Angel and Lynn were killed in a police riot against the people. I remember because the impunity of police is not new. I remember against the violence of forgetting. #vivalaraza #thirdworldsolidarity

Ruben Salazar Presente! Lynn Ward Presente! Angel Diaz Presente! Remembering when Raza organized a 30,000 person strong demonstration against the Vietnam war on August 29, 1970. Ruebn, la Voz de La Raza was the people’s megaphone providing an alternative narrative about our folks in the media. He as well as the young organizers Angel and Lynn were killed in a police riot against the people. I remember because the impunity of police is not new. I remember against the violence of forgetting. #vivalaraza #thirdworldsolidarity

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What an honor it is to have the phenomenal artist Brett Cook paint a portrait of me as a sixteen year old! We had an amazing conversation about healing that I have been reflecting on for several months now. I am so used to being the person drawing the portraits that it is a bit of a shock to see one of me. Especially one at this age when I couldn’t imagine a future for myself. This piece makes me feel so many emotions that I don’t have an adequate enough vocabulary to express. Thank you Brett! Repost from @brettcookstudio

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@melaniecervantes - Truly no portrait can do her justice regarding all her work for justice …but one version is slowly  arriving. #reflectionsofhealing #lifeisliving #portraiture #inprocess

What an honor it is to have the phenomenal artist Brett Cook paint a portrait of me as a sixteen year old! We had an amazing conversation about healing that I have been reflecting on for several months now. I am so used to being the person drawing the portraits that it is a bit of a shock to see one of me. Especially one at this age when I couldn’t imagine a future for myself. This piece makes me feel so many emotions that I don’t have an adequate enough vocabulary to express. Thank you Brett! Repost from @brettcookstudio —- @melaniecervantes - Truly no portrait can do her justice regarding all her work for justice …but one version is slowly arriving. #reflectionsofhealing #lifeisliving #portraiture #inprocess

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As of 4:45 tonight the Zim Cargo ship passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on its way back out to sea after being blocaded at the #PortOfOakland Its now heading to Los Angeles. Today is historic! The Israeli company lost thousands of dollars while it sat in the water for 4 days! Lets keep up the pressure. #BOYCOTTDIVESTANDSANCTION #endtheoccupation #freepalestine  #bds Repost from @nancypili

As of 4:45 tonight the Zim Cargo ship passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on its way back out to sea after being blocaded at the #PortOfOakland Its now heading to Los Angeles. Today is historic! The Israeli company lost thousands of dollars while it sat in the water for 4 days! Lets keep up the pressure. #BOYCOTTDIVESTANDSANCTION #endtheoccupation #freepalestine #bds Repost from @nancypili

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From my main squeeze : “A few days back I started thinking about the movement for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel that has bee going on in for quite sometime now (learn more here http://www.bdsmovement.net/ ). I looked to ways that Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa used art and graphics to move people around the world. I did a little research and I found these stickers that were used to label products which were produced under Apartheid in South Africa. I modified it to be used on Products coming out of Israel and made some pdfs that can be downloaded to be downloaded and printed. “You can download pdf here: http://bit.ly/1rfwzKH #bds #freepalestine

From my main squeeze : “A few days back I started thinking about the movement for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel that has bee going on in for quite sometime now (learn more here http://www.bdsmovement.net/ ). I looked to ways that Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa used art and graphics to move people around the world. I did a little research and I found these stickers that were used to label products which were produced under Apartheid in South Africa. I modified it to be used on Products coming out of Israel and made some pdfs that can be downloaded to be downloaded and printed. “You can download pdf here: http://bit.ly/1rfwzKH #bds #freepalestine