A juried group show responding to the criminalization of race.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
The Safe Communities Project and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee are calling all artists to submit pieces to be presented at the upcoming art exhibit CRIMINALES TODOS, starting December 10, 2010.
CRIMINALES TODOS is a travelling community art exhibit aiming to inspire an ongoing dialogue and examination of the social, political and cultural issues related to the criminalization of communities of color. From post-Civil War vagrancy laws targeting newly freed African Americans in the South, to police rounding up Japanese Americans and sending them to internment camps during WWII, to SB1070 targeting Latinos in Arizona; the history of police targeting communities of color has deep roots in American history.
In times of increased police surveillance, tightened border control and the implementation of anti-immigrant and racist laws across the country, we encourage artists to engage in a conversation about the devastating repercussions of policing and the militarization in our local communities.