Alza Tu Voz
An Anthology of Artworks by 8th Grade Students
Published by Artists Space
2017, English & Spanish
6.33 x 8.25 inches / 16 x 21 cm
26 color illustrations
Social Justice Posters Inspired by the Work of Emory Douglas
May 30 – June 27, 2017
Washington Heights Library
Young Adult Section, Third Floor
1000 St. Nicholas Avenue
Open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Reception Thursday, June 8, 4 - 6 p.m.
Expanded Art Ideas presents Alza Tu Voz, an exhibition of social justice posters produced by Grade 8 students at M.S. 324 Patria Mirabal in Washington Heights.
In June 2016, Teaching Artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez led a two-week intensive bilingual residency entitled Threads of History, collaborating with class teachers on themes of social justice and immigration. The class studied the artwork and activism of Emory Douglas, who was Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, and used his works as inspiration to create individual and collaborative posters.
A full color booklet has been printed with reproductions of twenty-six posters produced by students. This is available for free at Washington Heights Library, as well as at Artists Space, 55 Walker Street.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
4881 Broadway (at 204th Street)
Expanded Art Ideas presents a one-day installation of Alza Tu Voz on the porch of Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, the oldest remaining farmhouse in Manhattan, on Saturday, June 17, from 1 - 6 p.m.
Open to the public free of admission charge, Alza Tu Voz at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is proudly part of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance's Uptown Arts Stroll, a month-long celebration that offers a wide variety of arts and cultural events north of West 135th Street.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is owned by the New York Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.