|“Cease Fire” by Juana Alicia, 1988, 21st and Mission, San Francisco|
Julieta Kusnir of La Raza Chronicles/Cronicas de la Raza interviews Juana Alicia, whose prodigious body of work includes some of the Bay Area's most iconic murals. Juana Alicia was one of the six artists who created the Women's Building mural in 1994.
Juana Alicia is a muralist, printmaker, educator, activist, and painter who loves to draw. She is an activist for social justice, human rights, and environmental health. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Juana Alicia received a Master's in Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has taught at various art institutions in California and Mexico, and her work has garnered national and international accolades.
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Feb. 27 through March 30
Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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“I am proud to be part of the inauguration of the Center for Latino Policy Research in Berkeley,” says Juana Alicia. “This is an auspicious debut especially given the fact that by 2020, experts believe that Latinos in California will be the majority population. My art inspires people to connect with their individual struggles and work collectively to address their challenges.”
More events as part of the CLPR Open House:
Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. – Radical Poster Making for Collective Liberation: A Hands On Workshop with Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde
Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m. – Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética: A Presentation and Conversation with Juana Alicia
Thursday, March 23 at 5 p.m. – Telling our stories, a talk and film screening with Ray Telles
Admission to the exhibition and to all events is at no cost. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the general public are encouraged to visit and connect with CLPR’s vibrant new center for intellectual and cultural work that focuses upon issues central to the Latino community.
Also on today's show:
Meet the East Oakland Collective