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SF Mission District’s Garfield Square Gets $19.7 Million Facelift
Renovations complete at Mission District’s Garfield Square
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.
Real Fruitvale
Fruitvale artist honors the dead, celebrates life of the community
El Tecolote
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.
Highsnobiety
Jeff Chang & Favianna Rodriguez Discuss The Steps To Racial Reconciliation
HighSnobiety
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
Rolling Stone
A new anthology spotlighting women climate leaders offers solutions, encouragement, and an invitation to join the movement.
KQED.com
The Cultural New Deal is Making Its Way Through with Full Force
BELatina
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.
Black Lives Matter meets Black Rock City at Burning Man
KALW
One of the principles guiding Burning Man is "Radical Inclusion." But the temporary city that Burners build in the desert has never been racially diverse. This radio episode explores why there's been a disconnect between racial and radical inclusion at Burning Man, and what some Burners are doing to change that.
Favianna Rodriguez on why art matters in a time of crisis
Grist
Growing up in the Bay Area, 2018 Grist 50 Fixer Favianna Rodriguez witnessed firsthand the impact that pollution and racial injustice had on her friends and family. Now an interdisciplinary artist and activist, she connects the dots between climate change, justice, and an extractive economy.
How Artists Can Instigate Social Change, According to a New Guide
KQED
The Center for Cultural Power launches a new toolkit, No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists. The free PDF guide breaks down how artists can use their work to promote visions of a more equitable world, and how those visions can be leveraged to shift culture and inspire systemic changes.
Time is your most valuable asset and use it wisely.” With Penny Bauder & Favianna Rodriguez
Thrive Global
Favianna talks with Penny Bauder about her passion for igniting change, where art and social movements meet and how art is something that is for ALL of us. Art should reflect our many diverse experiences and be the thread that unites as human beings.
Mark Poucher
CARES-2 Needs To Step Up And Support Black & Brown Small Businesses
Forbes
In less than two weeks, the federal relief effort designated to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 storm went through all of its funds, to a fraction of those in need. Favianna shares her story.
Stephany Torres / Remezcla
Quarantine Self-Care Tips from Activist & Artist Favianna Rodriguez
Remezcla
In this Remezcla episode, Favianna shares self care strategies during Corona, including how to take on new healthy habits, how to show up for yourself & why solely self-focused care just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Art Practical
Being Grounded in Oakland Feeds My Artist Power
Art Practical
This essay by Favianna was part of a collaboration with Art Practical and Kenneth Rainin Foundation. “It is my hope that in telling my story, I am able to inspire somebody else to do so as well.”
Stephany Torres / Remezcla
The Butterfly Effect
Remezcla
The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful, a youth-led art and activism project raising awareness about the 15,000 children who have been and are currently being held in U.S. immigration detention centers.
Favianna Rodriguez
I Am Creating Objects That Only I Can Create
The Nation
Favianna talks with John Washington over drinks about how Art has allowed her to be a very complicated being where she can talk about fossil fuels, masturbation, climate chaos, and gender justice. “Art gives us the opportunity to change the world.”
Jenny Kane/RGJ
Isn't it a white person thing?:' Burning Man activist pushes for diversity on the playa
Reno Gazette Journal
Favianna shares her racial organizing efforts targeting one of the most popular festivals in the world. Burning Man makes a point to invite anyone and everyone to the world’s largest adult playground. But when you look at the numbers, Burning Man’s populace is not racially diverse.
Ryan Pfluger
Playboy has redesigned its iconic bunny ears for Pride Month
Insider
In celebration of Pride Month, Playboy has overhauled its signature bunny ears to show its support for the LGBTQ community. The "Pride Is Good" campaign aims to raise awareness for a "50 bills 50 states" movement created by The Trevor Project, an organization providing suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youths.
Inflection Point 111: Gloria Steinem and Favianna Rodriguez at the Castro Theatre
Inflection Point
This special episode features a live conversation with activist, writer and feminist organizer, Gloria Steinem and Oakland-based artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez.
Favianna Rodriguez
Gloria Steinem on the moments that "get you off your ass and into the revolution"
Salon
"Inflection Point" talks to Gloria Steinem and Favianna Rodriguez about feminism and reproductive justice
KQED
Meet the Screenprinters and Artists Behind the Oakland Teachers Strike
KQED
Favianna’s art is featured in this 2019 campaign supporting the Oakland Education Association, whose 3,000 members were on strike in February 2019 as the union negotiated for higher wages and smaller class sizes.
Common Dreams
Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike
Common Dreams
In early 2019, a massive #strike-ready art-making collaboration between the Oakland Education Association, local artists and a team of arts organizers was building momentum, participation and creating thousands of pieces of hand made art that was used in public actions and on the picket lines.
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