Nelson Mandela “I had no epiphany, no singular revelation, no moment of truth, but a steady accumulation of a thousand slights, a thousand indignities and a thousand unremembered moments produced in me an anger, a rebelliousness, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people. There was no particular day on which I said, Henceforth I will devote myself to the liberation of my people; instead, I simply found myself doing so, and could not do otherwise.” #madia #mandela #thembuxhosa #indigenous
Growing up my family would play Xmas records around the holidays. The Elvis Christmas album had my favorite album art. Elvis’ head floated in a wreath and I wondered if he put glue in his hair to get his pompadour coiffed just right.
In order to honor the life and memory of Nelson Mandela let us keep the fight against oppression until we all truly know liberation. “No power on earth can stop an oppressed people determined to win their freedom” — June 1961, Nelson Mandela #rip #nelsonmandela #ancestor
Despite 521+ years of colonialism, capitalism and patriarchy we are still here! We have survived because of our resistance and resilience. We have accessed deep wells of love for each other and for our people. We love, we laugh, we dance and we remember. Today and everyday I give thanks to all my relations, to Mother Earth and Father Sky and to all of the Earth centered peoples on Turtle Island.
Dinner in D.C, at Busboys and Poets was amazing! I had the best coconut tofu in a plum sauce. I saw Undoing Border Imperialism which has my art on the inside and on the cover. And, I saw lots of books and magazines written and illustrated by my friends. Thanks to everyone who urged me to eat/visit! #yum #yay #bookworm (at Busboys and Poets)
At Cirque de Soleil celebrating @jesusvbarraza’s birthday. It’s phenomenal. (at Cirque Du Soliel - Amaluna)
Wanna be, chocolate colored, Chicana Madonna. My mom made my outfit including my fingerless, fluorescent green, lace gloves. #tbt #80s
Thank you for lifting up Tenisha Mcbride through these shirts @dunkindonutdon and @invincibledet. I am glad Rob Trujillo and I could lend our skills yo help elevate her name and her story. #renishamcbride #justice4renisha #blacklivesmatter
Finished printing a print @jessicasabogal ‘s Elefante mural from our Future Ancestors: A Ceremony of Memory. Come to our artist talk tomorrow at Solespace 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. #dignidadrebelde #futureancestors
Download poster at dignidadrebelde.com Seeking help after being in a car accident, Renisha McBride, a 19 year old young Black woman, knocked on the door of a home, in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights last Sunday. Instead of assisting her, the White homeowner Ted Wafe (54 years old$ opened the door and shot Renisha in the face with a shotgun blast and killed her. She knocked on several doors seeking help after the accident. #blacklivesmatter #justice4renisha #blackwomenmatter
Our eight by eight foot install on Greenpeaces’s The Rainbow Warrior Boat. I had a great time at the event tonight #dignidadrebelde #rainbowarriorIII (at Pier 15)
Ou work is never done. Getting these 8 foot tall pieces ready for “Rainbow Warriors- the Art of Resistance. This will be a floating exhibit on Greenpeace’s boat Rainbow Warrior III. Starts at@12pm. Bring a photo id. Dock 17. (at Dignidad Rebelde Headquarters)
Today we did a screenprinting demonstration. We printed a four color screenprint of Jessi Sabogal’s mural.it came out great! #dignidadrebelde #futureancestors #bienfancy (at SoleSpace)
Screenprintin demo at Future Ancestors: A Ceremony of Memory #futureancestors #yay (at SoleSpace)
Happy Birthday my love! @jesusvbarraza