Academic journal article Social Justice

Betita through Artists' Eyes

Academic journal article Social Justice

Betita through Artists' Eyes

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FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ (email: favianna@favianna.com) is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects deal with migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence.

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JESUS BARRAZA (email: jesus@dignidadrebelde.com) is an activist printmaker who works closely with numerous community organizations to create prints that visualize struggles for immigration rights, housing, education, and international solidarity. MELANIE CERVANTES (email: Melanie@dignidadrebelde.com) is a Xicana activist-artist whose role is to translate the hopes and dreams of justice movements into images that agitate and inspire. DIGNIDAD REBELDE (www.dignidadrebelde.com) is a graphic arts collaboration between these Oakland-based artist-activists.

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JOHN KAINE (email: jckaine62@yahoo.com), a self-taught California painter, has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, New Orleans, Biloxi, Alexandria, La., Mexico City, Tijuana, and Oaxaca.

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FERNANDO MARTI (email: el_compay_nando@yahoo.com) is an artist, community architect. and activist. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and has made his home in San Francisco since 1992. "My intent as a printmaker, installation artist, and altar-maker is to explore the clash of the Third World in the heart of Empire, and the tension between inhabiting place and the urge to build something transformative. …

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