13.7.17

Futbolistas 4 Life FILM

CHECK out this awesome film about soccer, local students, and a great futbol teacher here in the Bay. You can see the rough cut of this film and other's about women in sports by going to this event at The Parkway Theater in Oakland

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
7:00 pm
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland, CA

DESCRIPTION:
Futbolistas 4 Life is a half-hour documentary that follows the lives of two Oakland youth with immigrant roots as they navigate life challenges and take solace in a sport that lets them put their worries on the sidelines.
The film begins in 2012 and follows April and Ben – two students who are in the Futbolistas soccer club at Life Academy High School in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. As we get to know these teens, we see how playing with the Futbolistas gives them a sense of community and psychological relief. Each is seeking refuge in the sport for a different reason, and striving to excel against the odds. MORE INFO HERE.

6.7.17

One of a kind, like me 8 - NPR article + Bay Area Parent Mag


Pretty fly to get a nod from Kayla Lattimore over at NPR. Here's the link to the article

Please read the article that features local Bay Area author/illustrators: Innosanto Nagara, Laura Atkins, and more. check out these books from your local library!

We also were included in Bay Area Parent magazine alongside some great local Bay Area author/illustrators.

30.6.17

Illustrated Justice- Oakland HUB

I will have some artwork in this show along with some great artists from all over the Bay. Please stop by if you're in the Bay Area.
LINK to more info.

Illustrated Justice/Graphing Freedom
is a comic/graphic arts group exhibition that animates
the political relationships of rage and resistance

Opening Night – Friday, July 7, 2017
630-10p| FREE & OPEN to the Public
RSVP HERE!

ARTISTS:
Ajuan Mance
Alisa Damaso
Bo
Breena Nuñez Peralta
Chinese Progressive Association – Gender Sexuality Diversities Youth
Claire Lau
Jewels Smith
Micah Bazant
Robert Liu-Trujillo
Street Cred – Advertising for the People / Bay Area Art Queers Unleashing Power
Thi Bui

24.6.17

Defend Puerto Rico! Multimedia Project

DEFEND PUERTO RICO - Trailer from Mikey Cordero on Vimeo.

LINK TO SUPPORT

Mission
Defend PR is a multimedia project designed to document and celebrate Puerto Rican creativity, resilience, and resistance. Recognizing the complex and dynamic landscapes that comprise Puerto Rican daily life and struggle, Defend PR seeks to deepen connections between Puerto Ricans on the island and throughout the diaspora, in the hopes of nurturing greater solidarity, collaboration, and kinship.
Vision
Defend PR will use its interactive, multi-media platform to amplify the voices of everyday Puerto Ricans working to build a new Puerto Rico where its land, people, and culture flourish. By using a people-centered approach to storytelling and the dissemination of personal and community narratives, Defend PR hopes to capture the remarkable resilience and creativity of the Puerto Rican people as they navigate the current economic and fiscal crisis. Defend PR will share stories of resistance and renewal in all areas of Puerto Rican society and cultural life, highlighting everything from agriculture and cultural production, to grassroots political mobilization and global solidarity networks.
Defend PR’s core team consists of Puerto Rican artists, social entrepreneurs, media producers, and changemakers who will use the Defend PR platform to cultivate meaningful dialogue about the social issues and struggles affecting Puerto Ricans on the island, and create a reliable information hub for others interested in learning about and supporting Puerto Ricans working for social transformation. Puerto Rico’s on-going struggle for greater autonomy, representation, and sustainability is the struggle of everyday people to dream and create freely. Defend PR hopes to use its platform to create content of, by, and for the Puerto Rican people, in hopes that these dreams will prosper.

20.6.17

Prodigy RIP

Rest in peace
A quick one for brother Prodigy, if you're not familiar w/ his words look him up and listen. Show love for those artists and artisans who you have with you before they pass.

17.6.17

Code Switch - War on Chinese restaurants

This is a really dope short article. It is a perfect example of how Racism works and how racism is prejudice and power.

Character 119 - Diamond Reynolds


This is Diamond Reynolds and her daughter, the partner of Philando Castile and the woman who filmed his murder by a Minnesota Police officer. Rest in piece brother Philando, a traffic stop should not have resulted in your murder. Bless Ms Reynolds and her daughter who should have not had to witness what they did. For the nay sayers on police brutality, this is not an isolated incident. It's not because he did not follow the law. It is because America as a continent is terrified of Black people and feels our lives are less than. Terrorism is not just abroad, it is right here in the US in Black communities. If you are outraged, get involved. Organize with folks who are invested in dismantling the system. For young creatives and artists, if you have the spirit to, speak on injustice in your work.