Opening Reception: June 4 @ 5 p.m.
Geña y Peña: June 5 @ 5 p.m.
Kenia: June 12 @ 5 p.m.
EXCAVATING HISTORIES. EXORCISING OPPRESSION. EXPOSING REALITIES.
Tamanna Syed of Brandeis University writes: “The North American media tends to exclude Arabs, West Asians, Mediterraneans, South Asians, East Asians, [Latinx folks], Pacific Islanders, and Aboriginals from the term “people of color.” The term ‘global majority’ is empowering. It unites people from all corners of the world that are struggling against white oppression.”
The #notwhite collective states:
"We dream forward an inclusive, healing humanity, where one can be fully who they are, living unhindered by oppression; to be in their light as they self define, celebrate their culture unhindered, express their vitality unhindered, live a just and full life, unhindered and free.
We are bi/multi-racial/cultural, immigrant or descendants of immigrants investigating the many ways we are seen or not seen, how we self-identify and how we seek liberation through sharing space and stories; research and art-making; discussing the history of imperialism and its effect on us, on the whole non-white world. We actively reject colonialism through our non-hierarchical process.
The #notwhite collective expresses the hybridized and multifaceted aspects of self-defined liberation; we accept cultural fluidity as a means of seeing and being seen, each member declaring their existence, individually and collectively, through our voices, bodies and art."
The collective comprises Alison Zapata, Dr. Amber Epps, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Fran Ledonio Flaherty, Geña, liana maneese, Madame Dolores, Maggie Negrete, Maritza Mosquera, Sara Tang, Sarika Goulatia, Veronica Corpuz and Zena Ruiz.
Participating artists: Alison Zapata, Dr. Amber Epps, atiya jones, Beautiful Constellations, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Danielle Robinson, Fran Ledonio Flaherty, Geña, Jasmine M. Cho, Karen Lue, kelsey robinson, Kenia, Kitoko Chargois, Latika Sewell, liana maneese, Madame Dolores, Maggie Negrete, Maria de los Angeles, Maritza Mosquera, Melissa Shaginoff, Oreen Cohen, Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, Priscilla Kar Yee Lo, Sara Tang, sarah huny young, Sarika Goulatia, Shani Banerjee, Stacie Lawrence, Tara Fay Coleman, Veronica Corpuz
Learn more about the #notwhite collective at notwhitecollective.com