Presidio Tunnel Tops Opening
On opening day, artist, social justice activist and Presidio Activator Favianna Rodriguez will unveil a temporary mural installation—Ancestral Futurism—honoring the diversity and interconnectedness of the people, flora, and fauna that have lived in this ecosystem for centuries. The murals are located outdoors on the ground near the Visitor Center and the Outpost nature play area. Additionally, a banner with a welcome message in Ramaytush is on display at Presidio Plaza outside the Transit Center.
Students can decompress in a garden at a new East Oakland schoolyard
Until Thursday, Markham Elementary was the only elementary in Oakland without a playground. The situation for those students changed thanks to the support of the Warriors Community Foundation... In the middle of the garden, freshly-planted trees, and playground, there is a new basketball court with a mural by artist Favianna Rodriguez.
Warriors Community Foundation Unveils Refurbished Basketball Court and Schoolyard in Oakland
The renovation of the Markham Elementary School basketball court included the resurfacing of the entire playing area with new lines, center court graphics and logos, new hoops and backboards, and a new mural designed by Favianna Rodriguez, an Oakland-based artist.
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Artist and Organizer Favianna Rodriguez Knows that Pleasure is Political
In this interview series, host Alicia Menendez talks to remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. In this episode, Favianna shares how she got clear about the things she was fighting for, and how she built a life that allows her to embrace pleasure and joy.
Artist Favianna Rodriguez on Transcending Pain Through Art
In this episode of Into the Mix, host Ashley C. Ford talks with artist Favianna Rodriguez — maker of bold, energetic murals, prints, and sculptures — about how her work both names, and helps transcend, the pain of systemic racism. She’ll share how her work explores the themes of racial and economic injustice through a “yes” framework that embodies how we want to live in the world.
Favianna Rodriguez on the Power of Art to Heal Polarization
Favianna speaks with Philanthropy Women for their Feminist Giving IRL Series about what inspires her, gender equity, and what she wished she knew when she started out in her profession.
Old Navy Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Limited-Edition Tees
Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the diverse mix of Latino cultures within the US and recognizes their contributions to society. As part of Old Navy’s Project WE, the brand is celebrating the commemorative month by tapping three Latinx artists to create limited-edition graphic tees inspired by their heritage.
See Why Old Navy Tapped 3 Latinx Artists to Design Tees That Honor Their Unique Heritages
Old Navy has always been a go-to destination for cute graphic tees, but now, thanks to the Project WE initiative, you can support an important cause and look stylish at the same time. The new line of Project WE T-shirts celebrates Latinx Heritage Month through unique and colorful designs.
Bampfa’s ‘New Time’ Explores The Nature Of Feminist Art Today
New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, a multi-gallery landmark exhibition that features nearly 150 artworks by more than 75 artists and collectives of all generations that explore the nature of feminist art today.
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The Roots That Grow The Cultural Field We Need Today
Favianna discusses the groundbreaking donation from Mackenzie Scott, who made a massive $2.7 billion investment in support of 286 organizations working to spark change and empower individuals, including the Center for Cultural Power.
The Language Of Connection: An Interview With Artist Favianna Rodriguez
Favianna talks about her 113-foot-long glass mural along one wall of the natatorium at the Garfield Center in the heart of the Mission District. The piece, Santuario, celebrates the long presence of Latinx families in the Mission. She talks about the origins of the piece and the role of artists in building community and addressing social justice.
Watch: What’s next for the arts in Oakland?
The Oaklandside sat down with two local figures heavily involved with the arts to get their perspective: Kev Choice and Favianna Rodriguez. Choice and Rodriguez are part of the Artists in Action coalition, leading the conversation around the future of arts and culture in Oakland.
50 Years of Earth Day: Artist-Activist Favianna Rodriguez Explains Why Climate Action Is More Important Than Ever
Favianna Rodriguez’s organization The Center for Cultural Power has teamed up with the Earth Day Network to pass the torch of climate action to the girls, women of color, and indigenous communities whose futures are most affected by climate change.
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SF Mission District’s Garfield Square Gets $19.7 Million Facelift
A $19.7 million renovation project at Garfield Square in San Francisco’s Mission District was finished on Monday after more than two years of construction. Artist Favianna Rodriguez created a new glass mural for the indoor pool area.
'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now'
The exhibition “¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now” presents, for the first time, historical civil rights-era prints by Chicano artists alongside works by graphic artists working from the 1980s to today.
Fruitvale artist honors the dead, celebrates life of the community
As this year’s artist for Fruitvale’s Dia de los Muertos, Rodriguez went beyond creating a colorful illustration for a flyer. As the festival’s website notes, “2020 has been a year of sickness, fear, suffering and despotism,” and Rodriguez did not ignore this reality in her creations.
Jeff Chang & Favianna Rodriguez Discuss The Steps To Racial Reconciliation
This week's episode of Vibe Check welcomes guests Jeff Chang and Favianna Rodriguez of the Cultural New Deal. The organization serves as a call for each of us to transform our personal, institutional, and global thinking in the pursuit of cultural and racial justice.
Why ‘All We Can Save’ Will Make You Feel Hopeful About the Climate Crisis
A new anthology spotlighting women climate leaders offers solutions, encouragement, and an invitation to join the movement.
The Cultural New Deal is Making Its Way Through with Full Force
BELatina News spoke to Favianna Rodriguez, the President of The Center for Cultural Power about The Cultural New Deal, a call that proposes a new way to move towards new understandings of how to build a culture that is inclusive, sustainable, and leads us toward justice and freedom for all.
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