Melanie Cervantes
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Posters from the workshop we facilitated at Casa Quezada with folks from TGI Justice, Casa Quezada and Mission SRO Collaborative. Awesome posters were produced! #printmaking  #screenprinting #dignidadrebelde #eachoneteachone #skillshare

Posters from the workshop we facilitated at Casa Quezada with folks from TGI Justice, Casa Quezada and Mission SRO Collaborative. Awesome posters were produced! #printmaking #screenprinting #dignidadrebelde #eachoneteachone #skillshare

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Poster making workshop in full effect at Casa Quezada. #printmaking #screenprinting #mayday #artforeveryone #dignidadrebelde

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We have been prepping designs for our print party that is happening this Sunday. Here is one I whipped up. #mayday #wedidntcrosstheborderthebordercrossedus #migration #printmaking #screenprint #dignidadrebelde  #danza

We have been prepping designs for our print party that is happening this Sunday. Here is one I whipped up. #mayday #wedidntcrosstheborderthebordercrossedus #migration #printmaking #screenprint #dignidadrebelde #danza

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At the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer for this quarter’s screen printing demonstration.  I love this place! #printmaking #screenprinting #tana

At the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer for this quarter’s screen printing demonstration. I love this place! #printmaking #screenprinting #tana

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New piece commissioned by the American Cultures Center at UC Berkeley for their 25th anniversary. “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. “. Paulo Freire .As part of the process of developing the piece I interviewed students, staff and faculty about the role the students have the opportunity to play, in serving their communities through an engaged praxis, via the American Cultures classes. Their history is rooted in the Campaign Against Apartheid, a movement of “students, staff, faculty, and community members demanding that UC divest its portfolio of multiple billions of dollars in investments tied to apartheid South Africa.” I will be talking about the history of political graphics as related to social movements in the continental Americas and throughout the Third World during their week of celebratory events.

New piece commissioned by the American Cultures Center at UC Berkeley for their 25th anniversary. “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. “. Paulo Freire .As part of the process of developing the piece I interviewed students, staff and faculty about the role the students have the opportunity to play, in serving their communities through an engaged praxis, via the American Cultures classes. Their history is rooted in the Campaign Against Apartheid, a movement of “students, staff, faculty, and community members demanding that UC divest its portfolio of multiple billions of dollars in investments tied to apartheid South Africa.” I will be talking about the history of political graphics as related to social movements in the continental Americas and throughout the Third World during their week of celebratory events.

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The American Cultures Center at UC Berkeley recently commissioned a poster to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American Cultures requirement. As part of the process of developing the piece I interviewed students, staff and faculty about the role the students have the opportunity to play, in serving their communities through an engaged praxis, via the American Cultures classes. Their history is rooted in the Campaign Against Apartheid, a movement of “students, staff, faculty, and community members demanding that UC divest its portfolio of multiple billions of dollars in investments tied to apartheid South Africa.” #acrequirement #dignidadrebelde  #poster #antiapartheid #divest #ucberkeley

The American Cultures Center at UC Berkeley recently commissioned a poster to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American Cultures requirement. As part of the process of developing the piece I interviewed students, staff and faculty about the role the students have the opportunity to play, in serving their communities through an engaged praxis, via the American Cultures classes. Their history is rooted in the Campaign Against Apartheid, a movement of “students, staff, faculty, and community members demanding that UC divest its portfolio of multiple billions of dollars in investments tied to apartheid South Africa.” #acrequirement #dignidadrebelde #poster #antiapartheid #divest #ucberkeley

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#Restorativejustice

#Restorativejustice

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Love my boo. He stayed up until 3am working on this edition. It will be sold to raise funds for Alex Nieto’s family. #Repost from  @jesusvbarraza #alexnieto #brownlivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #hewaskilledbypolice #stopkillingourboysandmen

Love my boo. He stayed up until 3am working on this edition. It will be sold to raise funds for Alex Nieto’s family. #Repost from @jesusvbarraza #alexnieto #brownlivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #hewaskilledbypolice #stopkillingourboysandmen

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Done! Second edition of Never Give Up. The edition is printed on white New Leaf paper which Ancient Forest friendly and archival as well as on brown chipboard. I will be announcing another Instagram contest to win one of these prints really soon! #tallercocina #kitchenprinting #printmaking #screenprinting #nevergiveup

Done! Second edition of Never Give Up. The edition is printed on white New Leaf paper which Ancient Forest friendly and archival as well as on brown chipboard. I will be announcing another Instagram contest to win one of these prints really soon! #tallercocina #kitchenprinting #printmaking #screenprinting #nevergiveup

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After an 11.5 hour work day I still came home and printed two more colors on these prints. I am a printing machine! I am a superwoman! Some days I need to step back from humility and give myself@a pat on the back because I am hardest on myself. #kitchenprinting #tallercocina #printmaking #screenprinting #xicanaxingona #nowiamtired

After an 11.5 hour work day I still came home and printed two more colors on these prints. I am a printing machine! I am a superwoman! Some days I need to step back from humility and give myself@a pat on the back because I am hardest on myself. #kitchenprinting #tallercocina #printmaking #screenprinting #xicanaxingona #nowiamtired

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For every poster or print we sell we give hundreds and hundreds of others out for free in the streets. We have given thousands of posters away since we started Dignidad Rebelde because we believe that if we are going to transform the world we have to start imagining what it will look like and what it will take to get us there. #printmaking  #screenprinting #dignidadrebelde

For every poster or print we sell we give hundreds and hundreds of others out for free in the streets. We have given thousands of posters away since we started Dignidad Rebelde because we believe that if we are going to transform the world we have to start imagining what it will look like and what it will take to get us there. #printmaking #screenprinting #dignidadrebelde

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Working on a second edition of my Never Give Up prints. This time I am making them bigger using iridescent inks for the background and making a variation of the print on brown chipboard. #printmaking #screenprinting  #screenprint  #tallercocina #kitchenprinting #dignidadrebelde #cactus #xicana #art #chicanaart

Working on a second edition of my Never Give Up prints. This time I am making them bigger using iridescent inks for the background and making a variation of the print on brown chipboard. #printmaking #screenprinting #screenprint #tallercocina #kitchenprinting #dignidadrebelde #cactus #xicana #art #chicanaart

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"Antonio Guzman Lopez was a 38 year old, sometimes transient, undocumented day laborer, a father of a four year old son (Josiah), and stepfather to a 10 year old daughter (Angelique) whom he had raised since the age of three. Antonio spoke extremely limited English, as such he primarily worked odd construction or landscaping jobs, where speaking didn’t matter or his Spanish sufficed. He regularly volunteered at the Antioch Baptist Church, one of the oldest black churches in the state, and THE oldest in the city and county. He also volunteered at the Veterans Shelter and provided and served food to San Jose’s homeless, at St. James Park and The Jungle, amongst other places. By all accounts even those of some SJPD officers, he was a profoundly nice, well mannered and respectful man, a loving father, brother, and friend, a caring spouse, and the joy in his sons life. This however didn’t stop him from becoming a victim of racially charged police brutality and now, murder." For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Josiah/1431331023779235?id=1431331023779235&sk=info
#brownlivesmatter #weneedjustice

"Antonio Guzman Lopez was a 38 year old, sometimes transient, undocumented day laborer, a father of a four year old son (Josiah), and stepfather to a 10 year old daughter (Angelique) whom he had raised since the age of three. Antonio spoke extremely limited English, as such he primarily worked odd construction or landscaping jobs, where speaking didn’t matter or his Spanish sufficed. He regularly volunteered at the Antioch Baptist Church, one of the oldest black churches in the state, and THE oldest in the city and county. He also volunteered at the Veterans Shelter and provided and served food to San Jose’s homeless, at St. James Park and The Jungle, amongst other places. By all accounts even those of some SJPD officers, he was a profoundly nice, well mannered and respectful man, a loving father, brother, and friend, a caring spouse, and the joy in his sons life. This however didn’t stop him from becoming a victim of racially charged police brutality and now, murder." For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Josiah/1431331023779235?id=1431331023779235&sk=info
#brownlivesmatter #weneedjustice

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Save-the-Date. Sunday, April 20th from 2:30-6pm at Solespace in Oakland 1714 Telegraph Ave. Come to our next printing partying! We will be making posters and art for May Day. Posters will be distributed through the Bay Area for May Day marches.

Save-the-Date. Sunday, April 20th from 2:30-6pm at Solespace in Oakland 1714 Telegraph Ave. Come to our next printing partying! We will be making posters and art for May Day. Posters will be distributed through the Bay Area for May Day marches.

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Just dropped of this portrait at the Pancho Villa Center in Hayward. They will have a reception tonight before a screening of the new Cesar Chavez movie. It’s important to me that we don’t erase him and the many other Filipino organizers from history or our memories. With out his and Larry Itliong, Benjamin Gines and Pete Velasco’s  leadership Cesar Chavez may have never joined the grape strike.
Philip Vera Cruz was a labor leader, farmworker, and leader in the Filipino civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, which later merged with the National Farm Workers Association to become the United Farm Workers. As the union’s long-time vice president, he worked to improve the working conditions for migrant workers. I created this portrait to honor his commitment to anti-imperialism, justice and the human right to live free of dictatorship (a belief which he led him to leave the UFW). #ufw #grapeboycott #neverforget #phillipveracruz #manonggeneration #recognize

Just dropped of this portrait at the Pancho Villa Center in Hayward. They will have a reception tonight before a screening of the new Cesar Chavez movie. It’s important to me that we don’t erase him and the many other Filipino organizers from history or our memories. With out his and Larry Itliong, Benjamin Gines and Pete Velasco’s leadership Cesar Chavez may have never joined the grape strike.
Philip Vera Cruz was a labor leader, farmworker, and leader in the Filipino civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, which later merged with the National Farm Workers Association to become the United Farm Workers. As the union’s long-time vice president, he worked to improve the working conditions for migrant workers. I created this portrait to honor his commitment to anti-imperialism, justice and the human right to live free of dictatorship (a belief which he led him to leave the UFW). #ufw #grapeboycott #neverforget #phillipveracruz #manonggeneration #recognize