Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and social justice activist

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and participatory projects address migration, gender justice, sexual freedom and ecology. Favianna leads art interventions around the United States at the intersection of art, justice and cultural equity. Her artistic modalities include social practice, visual art, arts advocacy and institution building. Her works serve as a record of her human experiences as a woman of color confronting interlocking cultural traditions and biases, while embracing joy, freedom and complexity as an antidote to the the life-long impacts of systemic inequality. She is the Executive Director of CultureStrike, a national arts organization that empowers artists to dream big and disrupt the status quo. In 2016, she received the Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship for her work around immigrant detention and mass incarceration.


Oakland Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks About Her Work on Ben & Jerry’s Pecan Resist
East Bay Express
Oakland artist Favianna Rodriguez is the face behind Ben and Jerry’s new anti-Trump pint
The Mercury News

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Feb 06
The Butterfly Effect: Activism & Transformation through the Arts
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall Room 200
Illuminating Favianna’s personal and artistic mission, which is to inspire social and political change through art, cultural organizing, and technology, her presentation will offer new ideas pertaining to how we speak about, write about, and create around issues of migration and social engagement.

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