Our Uprisings, 2016
“Please join us at Decolonize This Place at 6pm on Sunday, November 20th for an Art Action Assembly that will bring together artists, organizers and activists citywide to connect, mobilize, and escalate.
For some, the election of Trump has been a shocking wake-up call. For others, this represents the consolidation of structural forces that grassroots movements have long been working to combat, from Black Lives Matter to Standing Rock to the anti-deportation campaigns that have been ongoing throughout the Obama administration. This work has been led by people of color, and this must remain true of mobilizations against Trump—this event will center queer, trans, black, brown, Palestinian, immigrant, Indigenous and global perspectives.
Artists have come out onto the streets in numbers over the past week, joining marches, walkouts, and the emerging campus sanctuary movement. Now is the time to build on this and act together.”
This Art Action Assembly is part of Decolonize This Place, a three-month project by MTL+ on invitation of Common Practice New York hosted at Artists Space Books & Talks. For the purposes of this project, 55 Walker Street has been converted by MTL+ into an action-oriented community space around the issues of: De-Gentrification, Indigenous Struggle, Black Liberation, Free Palestine and Global Wage Workers. Views and opinions expressed in this project are not necessarily those of Artists Space or members of Common Practice New York.
MTL+ is a collective of artists and organizers comprised of Nitasha Dhillon, Amin Husain, Yates McKee, Andrew Ross, Kyle Goen, Amy Weng, Aiko Maya Roudette, Marz Saffore and Samer Abulaela