Apr 7, 2015
I used to shop at the Fedco that stood a few blocks from the MANIFEST:JUSTICE venue before it was consumed by rage and flame during the Los Angeles uprising that followed the acquittal of the violent police officers who beat Rodney King to within inches of his life. I used to get inspired (and in trouble) sneaking off to Leimert Park to Ben Caldwell and Aceyalone’s Project Blowed- also just a few blocks away from the MANIFEST:JUSTICE venue. I used to spend a lot of time on my sore butt at the World on Wheels also just a…
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MANIFEST:JUSTICE - Art as the tip of the spear for hope, resilience, and change.
Apr 6, 2014
is the fifth installment in a large-scale public event, bringing together artists, activists and designers to lift the voices of those who have been disenfranchised because of race, gender or sexual orientation. Our goal is to elevate their experience in the highest way possible: through art. Whether it is through Nina Simone bravely singing her civil rights anthem Mississippi Goddamn to a crowd of 40,000 after the Selma marches in 1965, or Banksy's painting Cave Man Fast Food Photo credit: Aaron Sandnes