Art and Activism in Times of Crisis
Oct. 5, 2021, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre (3rd Floor)
Virtual on Zoom (please register for link in advance)
Workshop: Behind the Image
October 6, 2021, 1 – 2:15 pm
Location: JCSU Great Room (4th Floor)
Virtual on Zoom: Julio Salgado: Behind the Image Workshop (please registr for link in advance)
Julio Salgado is the co-founder of DreamersAdrift and the Migrant Storytelling Manager for The Center for Cultural Power. His status as an undocumented, queer artivist has fueled the contents of his visual art, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act and the migrant rights movement. Undocumented students, organizers and allies across the country have used Salgado’s artwork to call attention to the migrant rights movement. Salgado is also the co-creator of The Disruptors Fellowship, an inaugural fellowship for emerging television writers of color who identify as trans/and or non-binary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented immigrants. His work has been displayed at the Oakland Museum, SFMOMA and Smithsonian.
In the workshop, Julio Salgado will show participants how to make an effective poster — not just to capture attention, but to get important messages across. The workshop will put attendees in the artist's creative position and walk them through the process of making a poster. No art background or drawing skills are necessary to attend this workshop. Material for creating posters will be provided to participants attending in person.