My dear friend ET has been collaborating with genius Bay Area artists and activists to lay the groundwork for a new, optimistic organization. And they’re launching now!
Check out their Arts & Activism Quarterly; it features an interview with moi about the nineties, activism, and art, and includes tons of orgs and people that have inspired me.
It also hosts the beautifully-shot, poignant trailer for “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” by Joe Talbot.
Talbot is among the many artists that will be featured in the Society’s kickoff party this Saturday night. It’s where I’d be, if I were in SF this weekend.
Sue me; I’m feeling optimistic, too. Before we dive into the season of gluttony and shopping mayhem, here’s where I’ve put my money, and if you are able, maybe you can too:
- The Lab’s triumphant return spearheaded by Dena Beard. Keeping SF weird, loud, and experimental.
- May Day Space, a cultural worker/education/organiging space led by a diverse crew in Bushwick.
- The Society, of course! Become a member! We won’t concede SF so easily!
- W.A.G.E. for Work. Six days left to go in their campaign to bring justice for all artists!