Favianna finishes up a few points of her inspiring talk
We find out how Favianna interprets sex trafficking & how to make positive change within our work.
About the speaker
Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence. Favianna’s practice is grounded in the desire to humanize and empower communities who are impacted by inequality and racism. She spends time on the front lines with affected communities, researching policies and supporting fellow artists of color and migrants through resources, mentorship, and collaborative opportunities. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Favianna’s earliest mentors were artists and movement leaders in the Chicano and Black Arts Movement. When Favianna is not making art, she is directing CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights.
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By us not talking about sex, then we allow rape culture, having unprotected sex, and not being able to negotiate to become the norm. — Favianna Rodriguez
All work is dignified work. — Favianna Rodriguez
The way that you break binaries is by introducing multi-dimensional narratives of who we really are. — Favianna Rodriguez
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Hosted by Impact HUB Oakland
Date May 22, 2014
Photographer Drew Pedersen
Videographer Christie Goshe
Videographer Jessica Jones