Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

CRIMINALES TODOS

a group show responding to the criminalization of race.


HUGE THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR AMAZING PERFORMANCES:
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.

Participating Artists:

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


Selected Pieces

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Criminales Todos email card
Criminales Todos email card
image by Rini Templeton
image by Rini Templeton
Sabina Zeba Haque
Sabina Zeba Haque
Amy Buchheit
Amy Buchheit
Cyndy Chan
Cyndy Chan
Darren Orange
Darren Orange
Hunter Hancock
Hunter Hancock
Karen Barrueto
Karen Barrueto
Kyle Simmons
Kyle Simmons
Pete Shaw
Pete Shaw
Hampton Rodriguez
Hampton Rodriguez
Sarah Farahat & Ashley Montague
Sarah Farahat & Ashley Montague
Marcos Aguirre
Marcos Aguirre
Bette Lee
Bette Lee
Jerry Kohler
Jerry Kohler
Alex Milan Tracy
Alex Milan Tracy