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Latinx Protest Art Exhibit

Event Type
Department of Latina/Latino Studies
Bloc Gallery (Rm. 114), Art & Design Building, 408 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign
Feb 20, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017   11:00 am - 5:30 pm  

A long and vibrant history exists within Latinx and Chicanx communities to use art, especially the visual arts--murals, graffiti, printmaking, and posters--to confront white supremacist, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, anti-immigrant, and class exploitative violence and harm affecting it. The art in this exhibit is selected from the final projects completed by students in LLS 230: Latinx Genders & Sexualities. Students were asked to create original art that centered protest messages about the social harm facing Latinx people today, especially the violence and trauma that exists at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality. This exhibit is but one more link in a long chain attempting to raise our individual and collective conscience and consciousness around the experiences of young Latinx folks today.

Some themes explored in the exhibit may not be appropriate for young children.

Opening Reception is Tuesday, February 21, 4-6pm. Light refreshment will be served.

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