Part of a series of teaser videos created by our CM/OAK video team, we get up close and personal with Favianna Rodriguez to begin to understand her connection to FREEDOM.

We visited Favianna Rodriguez at her Adeline studio, located in the city where she grew up and continues to work as an activist artist. She describes it as her cocoon for creativity, social justice, and innovation.

In this brief teaser, Favianna lets us into her creative process. Although she only scratches the surface, we are let into her inspirations, motivations, and a brief insight to what she will talk about for her appearance on May 22nd’s CreativeMornings Oakland, @ Impact HUB Oakland–One that you cannot miss!

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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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