Resource Center for Nonviolence – The Art of Protest

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

612 Ocean St.,

Santa Cruz, California

Join us for our September First Friday Reception! Featuring the exhibit “The Art of Protest” with narrated presentations, the Dance of Peace live Performances by Khalilah Ramirez, and photos by Bob Fitch.

Schedule: 7:00 pm – Dance of Peace outside in front of RCNV; 7:15 pm – narrated presentation on The Art of Protest; 7:45 pm – Dance of Peace indoors; 8:00 pm – narrated presentation on The Art of Protest; 8:30 pm – Dance of Peace indoors in front of the exhibit; 8:45 pm – narrated presentation on The Art of Protest

The Art of Protest: Silk screen posters of the 1960s-1970s tell a local story of social protest relating to the Vietnam war, the military draft, the civil rights movement, political reform efforts, and state repression in the United States. 

Sharat G. Lin collected most of the posters while at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Berkeley. He is a research fellow at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center and on the board of the Initiative for Equality. He writes and lectures on global political economy, labor migration, the Middle East, South Asia, photojournalism, and public health.  He is a contributing author to the book Studies in Inequality and Social Justice (2009).  He also does art and graphic art  in support of social justice.

The Dance of Peace performed to music carries within it the power to inspire peace in the hearts of all those who witness it.  Khalilah Ramirez developed the Dance of Peace in 2008 out a desire to impact the world around her in a positive way.  Khalilah is a dancer, author and educator in San Jose.

Also on exhibit: Photos by Bob Fitch. 1960’s era photos of Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, Dorothy Day, Pete Seeger, the Civil Rights and the United Farm Workers movements exemplify the Art of Protest. 

The Resource Center for Nonviolence, founded in 1976, is a peace and justice organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change. Its primary mission is to support the growth of nonviolent activists. More information: 831.423.1626, http://rcnv.org/

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