MAKING RESILIENCES VISIBLE: Public Art, Media & Activism, from the local to the global.

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” – Paulo Freire  The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project aims to make visible the connections between the struggle for self-determination in Palestine, and the struggle for self-determination in our communities. The recent shooting of [...]

In April, the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project held a two-day Social Justice Bloc Party, as part of the city wide Arts Walk events in collaboration with the Rachel Corrie Foundation. Our work strengthened relationships with local participating mural organizations, engaged participatory art making, brought new people to the mural and showcased a thematic visual art [...]

The Oakland Palestine Solidarity held two dynamic events and exhibits through our Off the Wall  series. In partnership with AROC and NorCal Friends of Sabeel we celebrated struggle at Revolution is Love on Valentine’s day. We heard the powerful voices of Young Gifted & Black, Adhamh Roland, Chris Kazaleh, and Lubna Morrar. This celebration of resistance [...]

Posted by Fred Alvarado Abu Fadi jokes around as we shuffle through the passage ways and streets of the camp. We move from one space to another. We eat with families and chat with youth.  Abu Fadi understands English. He listens and responds patiently as we ask questions. He is one of the elders at [...]

Lebanon

We’re headed to Lebanon to paint at Bourj el-Shamali Refugee Camp just outside of Tyre. We will paint community murals to  commemorate a 1982 massacre that is largely unknown. Thank you to all of those who donated to our Indiegogo Campaign to support Maia Mural Brigade Phase 2 #Water4Gaza http://igg.me/at/maiamurals/x/3621994 James Pultz Tami & Tony [...]

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