a group show responding to the criminalization of race.December 10th, 2010 - January 3rd, 2011
Xochipilli Aztec Dancers, Morelia Dancers, Diana Ruiz, Han Rolo, Seven Headed Jaguar, MC M4, DJ Deena B
and to Brenda Salas Neves and all of the fabulous people at PCASC who are working to end injustice and oppression.
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.
Adriana Vawdrey, Sabina Haque, Hampton Rodriguez, Cyndy Chan, Sarah Farahat and Ashley Montague, Kyle Simmons of East space People, Karen Barrueto, Jason Paul Serres, Darren Orange, Amy Buchheit, Bette Lee, Marcos Aguirre, Alex Milan Tracy, El Grupo Juvenil, Jerry Kohler, Hunter Hancock, Pete Shaw, Julie Perene
Brought to you by The Safe Communities Project & Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
With support from the following businesses:
Alberta Food Coop,Peoples Food Coop, The Standard, Gandhi’s: an East Indian Cafe, Luke Dolkas Frame Shop