FREE; Please bring a dish or light refreshment to share
This current election has taught us that it is more imperative than ever to organize in our own communities and to dismantle the structures of racial inequity. Come join us for micheladas, bring a dish you'd like to share and/or other light refreshments to build with other San Diego cultural workers tackling racial inequity in the San Diego art scene. Let's deepen our relationships, build analysis, and strategize for a more equitable arts community. And let's all hold space for each other in this challenging moment. Pa'lante!
What will you bring?
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Michelada Think Tank @ San Diego Art Institute:
Michelada Think Tank (MTT) is bringing its micheladas to San Diego as part of the San Diego Art Institute residency program. Initiated in Los Angeles, a hub for People of Color (PoC) artists, activists, and educators, MTT grew out of a need for artists of color in an MFA program to support one another. We quickly realized that the issues we faced in graduate school were similar, if not the same, to issues artists of color face outside the context of the education institution. Where does “social practice” fit into our interest in activism and creative ways of change? As a group of artists of color we encourage, seek, and facilitate open forums while taking note of the way local context affects the manifestation of these issues.
San Diego presents the unique confluence of three driving dynamics: its status as a major university hub and national, if not global, knowledge base; its conservative military presence; and its overt yet not always credited binational identity. How do these three factors affect the ability of artists of color to create, survive, and thrive in San Diego? Comprising of artists, educators, and activists now located across the continental US; we are interested in convening local cohorts in different cities to unpack the specifics of place and to facilitate steps towards cultural equity."