The Arts And Racial Justice / Discovery Series: The Black Experience in the Arts in Higher Education
Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative The Arts And Racial Justice / Discovery Series: The Black Experience in the Arts in Higher Education Featuring college presidents, administration, faculty, and students in a town hall-style conversation. Sponsored by: Florida Studio Theatre and Community Foundation of Sarasota County Program in collaboration with FST’s Diversity Forum Series Video produced by: Manatee Educational Television
Art & Activism: Jewish Visual Artists Showcase & Panel
Does art have the power to inspire social change? How do artists address the political, cultural, and societal issues affecting their communities? How can artists and activists work together to affect positive change in society? In his book, Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art: 1880-1940, Matthew Baigell examines why so many generations of Jewish artists’ work advocated for a democratic and just society. From the wave of European Jewish immigrants settling in American cities at the turn of the 20th century to the artists working amid America’s entry into WWII, Baigell explains why such a high proportion of America’s leading artists embracing social issues were Jewish. In this virtual artist showcase and panel, four Jewish artists will share their work and discuss how their art addresses contemporary social issues like democracy, systemic racism, gender inequality, global warming, and immigration. We’ll learn if and how the artists’ Jewish heritage impacted their art and discuss whether the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam has informed their perspectives on art and advocacy. #GPJFF #JewishFilmFestival #Philadelphia
Bourgeoisie Elections v.s. Dual Power
During the unprecedented events we are experiencing today (global pandemic and mass lockdown, economic instability, climate change, the 2020 elections) its important to focus our collective energy on building dual power and recognizing the flaws of our capitalist electoral system. When our votes are constantly funneled into one of two parties with the same agenda (that agenda is the repression of a socialist movement and maintaining the wealth of the capitalists) we can find power within out own communities. While voting can be an incredible tool for change, a united mass of working class people is what is needed to bring about sustainable changes. In this video I'll dive into this and more! If you're new to this type of conversation don't worry! A good portion of the video is spent defining terms. Best wishes! - Ayeola (Comrade Lola)
Part 2: Bourgeoisie Elections VS. Dual Power
In part 2 the concept of dual power is elaborated on referencing Lenin's definition of the term. Dual Power is something that the U. S. and global working class can achieve through solidarity and organizing. The firsts step is to work in our own communities to help secure our basic needs, worl for an end to individualism and form the bonds of solidarity with our working class comrades that are necessary to create a organized mass of people.
Arm Yourself Against the Police: An Abolitionist Perspective
In this video revolutionary organizer and artist, Lola, will talk about the police system in America. She'll talk about its roots in white supremacy, how it relates today to the blue lives matter movement, and the importance of paying attention to symbols of fascism. The most important aspect of this video is to stress the power of arming yourself with knowledge. This video is for all audiences but it is mostly for people who want to learn more about why police are the way they are and how they should react to them if they consider themselves revolutionaries.
Prison Abolition from a Communist Perspective
Comrade Lola provides information on prison abolition from a communist perspective! She'll talk about how the current prison system is modern slavery and alternatives to prisons in communist society. For more news and analysis, go to: https://theforgenews.org/