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Well, my fellow YP4 fellows, I've been doing a lot of experience/searching/thinking about which types of activism I am best suited for.
Are we there yet?
I want to make a plug for this art exhibit going on at 21 Grand in Oakland until September 13th.
[asset|aid=797|format=image|formatter=asset|title=elodygyekis_240wide.jpg|width=240|height=320|align=right|resizable=true]I sat down with Elody Gyekis the other day to chat about change through art, community organizing, and what makes being an activist worthwhile (and hard!).
Check it out!
At the AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium) Student Congress 3rd Annual Film Festival this year, I took 2nd place. AIHEC was held in Bismarck, ND of all places (North Dakota is suprisingly more boring than South Dakota).
Sophia Kizilbash, Will White Eyes, Kevin Killer, Kim Killer and Valerie Collins were also in attendance.
Here is Wanagi directed by James La Pointe
I thought it was important to highlight this article. Many Americans do not believe that African-Americans in the upper circles of life understand what is actually happening in the real world. I believe that many of them do, though the cameras follow them around there are several in particular who demand that they be respected and given the opportunity to give back.
This is my treat to you this week. I always like real journalism--and Ms. Love hit the keys nicely.
I never imagined it would take
eighteen hours to get to Her--Her name I cannot say just yet.
I have been dropping the ball. After YP4's kind invitation to blog, I've been drowning in festival preparation, and not writing nearly as much as I'd (ambitiously) intended.
So by way of explanation - next week here in New York, I'll be leading the launch of Women Center Stage, a major, multi-disciplinary festival that brings together women artists, activists and thinkers whose work calls attention to human struggles globally.