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Reed College Performing Arts Building, Room 332 View map Free Event

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd

View map Free Event

Part of Reed Arts Week 2017: BORDERS

Please join us for an artist talk by Betty Yu in the Reed College Performing Arts Builing Room 332 (PAB 332). Betty's work will be on display March 1-5, 9am-5pm daily, in Reed College's Gray Campus Center Room D (GCC-D).

Free snacks and light beverages will be provided.

All Reed Arts Week events are free and open to the public.

From the artist: "My talk/presentation will focus on the anti-gentrification cultural organizing work I've been doing as a co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade, an Asian women-led collective and our Brigade's close partnership with CAAAV's Chinatown Tenants Union. The "Here to Stay" cultural art project that involves a series of large-scale outdoor mobile projections that will address themes of gentrification, displacement and community resilience in NYC's Chinatown. I will talk about our project as an example of how artists and cultural workers can work in collaboration with communities who are most directly impacted by gentrification and help provide a platform to tell those stories of resilience and resistance of those fighting gentrification and displacement.

And as local cultural workers ourselves in the Brigade - we are really trying to put out there a different kind of model where artists can work with activists and tenants in Chinatown to use art and culture to help serve the interests of the working class immigrant communities. And in a concrete way, through art, culture and media, we are advancing CAAAV's campaign to push for a rezoning plan that will truly protect people from being displaced.

I will share slides of our collectives work and show a short video.

I can also talk and share slides of my own multi-media work around issues of labor, gender, immigration and militarism.

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