Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

       Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Jan-Feb 2014
Teach In and Art Party (01/22)
Film screening and Q&A (01/29)
Workshop on Global Water Rights Mural in Oakland (02/05)
Conference and Film Screening (02/08)
Round Table Discussion with Student Activists (02/12)
Corazon Del Barrio (02/12)
Resurfacing Exhibition Closing Event (02/19)
U.S. Premiere of the film "Enduring Roots" (02/21) 

Teach In and Art Party: Surveillance, policing, prison and corporate complicity: let's take action!
Wednesday, January 22 / 6-8 pm / $5-$15 Sliding Scale / Gallery

Come and learn from art activists about how to make creative and effective art installations and action props that can be used as we confront corporations who profit from suppression. Hewlett Packard is developing and supporting a biometric ID system installed in Israeli checkpoints in the Occupied West Bank which categorizes citizens by their ethnic background. In the United States, HP is profiting from work with the US prison system and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through a contract with the US Department of Homeland Security ICE Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) to speed up the internal process of deciding a person's documentation status.

Resurfacing Exhibition Event: Film Screening: Sneak Preview of "Flying Paper" and Discussion with co-director Roger Hill
Wednesday, January 29 / 7:00 pm / $5-20 sliding scale / Theater

While the record-breaking event is what drives the film's narrative arc, it is the everyday stories of the young kite makers that will touch audiences through their humor and playful spirit. The film seeks to humanize the conflict through a touching cinematic rendering of the fascinating kite culture among children as a form of creative resistance in Gaza.

Workshop about Palestine and Global Water Rights Mural in Oakland Wednesday, February 5 / 6:30-9:00pm / $5-$15 Sliding Scale / Gallery

The Estria Foundation will be partnering with Friends of Sabeel North America, and ArtForces on a new collaborative mural project highlighting the Palestinian water crisis and international responses of solidarity on a large public wall in Uptown Oakland. The mural will focus on water as the uniting theme across the mural and create a space for local community and artists to collaborate with a visiting artist from Palestine. We hope to develop imagery that will make these issues visible to the public of Oakland, and by ways of the internet, to the world.

Conference and Film Screening- Privatization, Labor Rights, Human Rights, The Environment, and The Veolia Group
Saturday, February 8 / 1:00-9:00 pm / $10 (No one turned away) Theater and Gallery

A unique one-day conference bringing together activists from all around the world involved in union organizing, Environmental protection and Palestine solidarity to confront the French multinational Veolia/ Transdev and build community resistance to privatization, union busting and corporate profiteering form human rights violation. There will be an evening show, and film screening.

Resurfacing Exhibition Event: Round Table with Student Activists Wednesday, February 12 / 7:00 pm / Donation / Gallery

Winning Divestment: Student Struggles and Strategies for Justice , This panel brings together discussants who will address key issues in the student-led struggles for sustainable justice, and will include excerpts from the documentary film, Pressure Points, chronicling Students for Justice in Palestine's fight for divestment at UC Berkeley.

Corazón Del Barrio
Saturday, February 15 / 12 - 4pm / Lobby & Theatre / Free Event

Join the MCCLA crew for our annual sidewalk open house. As always, there's a little something for everyone. This year Corazón del Barrio features FREE dance classes, videos in the theater and a variety of activities for the family. All is FREE and open to the barrio (that's you!).

Resurfacing Exhibition Closing Event: Mourning and Action: Bourj El Shamali Refugee Camp, in Lebanon, Art Forces Presentation. Wednesday, February 19 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm / Gallery/ Donation

The MAIA Mural Brigade (MAIA means water in Arabic) investigates global environmental systems. The fulcrum of the project is the water crisis in Gaza, Palestine. In the fall of 2013, Art Forces collaborated once again with Al-Jana Center for Popular Arts to work with community of Bourj El Shamali to paint a community mural at the site of a massacre that took place in 1982. Israeli phosphorous bombs were dropped on a shelter killing 96 women, elders and children. Surviving family members wrote the names of their dead on the oranges.
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U.S. Premiere of the film "Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund (JNF)" and a panel discussion about Greenwashing and its implications locally, in Palestine and worldwide.
February, Friday 21 / 7:00pm-9:30pm / $5-$20 Sliding Scale / Theater

In the name of environmentalism, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) plants trees and builds parks on Palestinian land. Over the past 113 years, the strategies of the JNF to acquire land in historic Palestine have changed, but its goals remain the same. This short film chronicles stories of Nakba survivors, interviews with their descendants about the case of refugee return, and current and growing resistance to the ongoing colonization of Palestine by the Jewish National Fund.

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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94110
415-821-1155 (Main Office)
415-643-2796 (Events Coordinator)
415-643-2785 (Box Office)

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