First Look: Painting the Streets: Oakland Uprising in the Time of Rebellion
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join us on Facebook live event to catch a first glimpse of Painting the Streets: Oakland Uprising in the Time of Rebellion!
Talks by visual artists, Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith (cover artist) and Andre Jones (“Natty Rebel”) of BAMP. Readings by Ayodele Nzinga, Tureeda Mikell, and Tongo Eisen-Martin. Music by Peña. Our designer, Jevohn Tyler Newsome, will walk you through the cover and interior of the book so tap in to get a sneak peek of what’s to come. You’ll also get to hear from our publicist, Paloma Concordia from PapaLoDown Agency on what’s in store for the book and its contributors in 2022.
Preorder your copy today at https://bit.ly/paintstreets. We will be releasing this book in late February 2022.
Advance praise for the book from Angela Davis:
“Oakland is a city of artists, and of people who appreciate the vital role of art in accelerating social change. Painting the Streets is an enduring reminder that we caught sight of the future in the murals and art that radically transformed Oakland during the protests in the summer of 2020.”
– Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies University of California, Santa Cruz
About the book: Painting the Streets: Oakland Uprising in the Time of Rebellion expresses solidarity with the national and international protests against the police brutality/murder of Black people and systemic-institutional racism in the US with Oakland murals as a local reflection of this historic moment.
This oversized art book will impress this through an introduction by Alicia Garza; essays by Robin D. G, Kelley, Mizan Alkebulan and the Black Cultural Zone team, Greg Morozumi and Leslie Lopez, and Cat Brooks; an interview with Emory Douglas by Tongo Eisen-Martin, mural art (full list of participating artists coming soon!), photos by myriad photographers (including JJ Harris and Rohan DaCosta), and poetry expressing self-determination and the continuum of the Black liberation struggle by Umar Bin Hassan, from The Last Poets, Tureeda Mikell, Ayodele Nzinga (Oakland’s first Poet Laureate), James Cagney, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Arnoldo Garcia, Sizwe, Miasha Quint, Nia McAllister, and Amiri Baraka.
All proceeds from the book will go into a separate bank account overseen by 5 community members and proceeds will go toward visual arts programs in Oakland flatlands’ schools.
Black Lives Matter! Black Power Matters!