Moving Art: An Exhibition by DRUM — Desis Rising Up & Moving
From DRUM — Desis Rising Up & Moving in New York City:
On Sunday July 9, Moving Art held its end-of-program gallery sharing the art that 9 young working-class artists have been working on, grounded in the experiences of our communities and tackling issues of racial, immigrant, and gender justice. Moving Art members performed spoken word, dance, and led everyone in a collective art project depicting our neighborhoods as a “Hate Free Zone.” They also spoke about the importance of culture and art in our movements, and the work they want to continue to do as cultural workers and organizers.
Some photos from the event:
Throughout the duration of the Moving Art program, members kept journals where we responded weekly to what we were learning as cultural workers in our communities, the stories we listened to and depicted through art, and our own experiences as young women artists. We compiled our favorite pieces from our journals into a zine.
Support the leadership of working-class Indo-Caribbean and Desi artists by purchasing a copy of Moving Art’s zine of poetry, essays, photography, paintings, and more!
DRUM was founded in 2000 to build the power of South Asian low wage immigrant workers, youth, and families in New York City to win economic and educational justice, and civil and immigrant rights. Follow DRUM on Facebook and Twitter.
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