Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30pm
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
ARTIVISTAS: A Concert Inspiring Resistance, Empowerment, and Social Change
A Visions and Voices Signature Event
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, January 30, at 9 a.m.
USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP
“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.”—Emma Goldman
Join us for an unforgettable evening of performances by artivistas—women artist/activists of color—who inspire and embody resistance, empowerment, and the fight for social justice in their poetry, performance, and music. The incredible line-up includes Alice Bag, Alison De La Cruz, Martha Gonzalez, Maya Jupiter, Medusa, Georgia Ann Muldrow, and Faith Santilla. From hip hop to punk, theatre to spoken word, you’ll be roused to change the world in a feminist revolution that very much includes dancing!
About the Artivistas:
Alice Bag was the lead singer of The Bags, one of the first punk bands to form in L.A. in the 1970s. Her memoir, Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, is required reading in gender studies and music classes across the nation. (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Alison De La Cruz is a theatre artist, facilitator, producer, and cultural space maker. Her solo shows include Sungka, Naturally Graceful, and L.A. Malong Malong. (Angry Asian Man profile, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Martha Gonzalez is a singer and percussionist for the East L.A. band Quetzal. She also holds a PhD in feminism. (KSPC interview)
Maya Jupiter is a Mexican-Turkish-Australian-American hip hop artist, radio personality, and co-founder of Artivist Entertainment. (Facebook, Instagram, KCET Artbound performance, Twitter)
Medusa, who has been called “the Angela Davis of hip hop,” has been a key figure in L.A.’s hip hop scene for more than two decades. (Official website, Facebook, LA Weekly feature, Twitter, YouTube)
Mos Def said of Georgia Ann Muldrow, “She’s incredible . . . She’s like religion . . . I’ve never heard a human being sing like this.” (Bandcamp, Facebook, NPR features, Twitter)
Faith Santilla is a Pinay organizer and poet born and raised in L.A. She is a mother of two and has worked in the labor movement for over 15 years. (Facebook, Twitter)
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative in partnership with Artivist Entertainment, an independent entertainment company founded by Maya Jupiter, Aloe Blacc, Quetzal Flores, Alberto Lopez, and Veronica Gonzalez and dedicated to representing artists whose art and music inspire positive social change. Co-sponsored by El Centro Chicano.
Photo (Maya Jupiter): Theo Jemison