We are against hate which targets continually marginalized people, no matter if they are Asian, Asian-American, Pacific Islanders, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQ+ identifying. We support movements for reform, protest, and equality. A collection of resources and organizations working toward these efforts, and those which offer support, can be found here.
We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions.
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Connect in Place: Art as Activism: Changing the World through Creative Expression
May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values, and translating experiences across space and time. Artists often see their artwork as a way to provoke, to voice, to enlighten. Art can express ideas that would otherwise be rejected or censored. How can you use art to talk about what you feel is right or wrong? Join Pepe Moscoso for a conversation that invites participants to intimately explore their feelings, sentiments, and experiences and how to use art as a medium to turn thinking into doing.
Pepe Moscoso, CEO of Blind Insect, is a Portland-based gallery owner, curator, creative consultant, arts producer, and lawyer. A lot of his work has to do with education, inclusion, personal narrative, the exploration of identity, diversity and storytelling in a variety of forms. He has collaborated with different institutions, producers, and organizations, working on creative projects for the community. He loves to produce multidisciplinary projects to advance equity and inclusion and to reframe culture in our community. His business, projects and events have been grounded in the experiences of multicultural people living in the Pacific Northwest, but the issues that these events have raised are relevant to cultural and communities in all areas of the United States. Through discourses on art, leadership, subculture, migration, identity, diversity, and stereotype, these projects and events have demonstrated the critical role that the arts can play in advancing social justice and bringing the invisible to light.