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Drawing Outside The Lines: Art, Activism & Journalism
November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree/Donation Based
Join Gray Area, Mission Local, Pulitzer Center & ZERO1 to discuss how community members, artists, data scientists, and designers can work together to report the news through creative methods.
This summer, Mission Local began documenting the experiences of undocumented immigrants during the coronavirus pandemic. The stories of COVID-19 are wide-ranging, and journalists have innovated to make sure dozens of important community voices are heard. Hear from artists and journalists Lydia Chávez and Molly Oleson about their project, an archive of community experiences during Covid that has been critical in getting the city of San Francisco to rethink its approach in the Latinx community.
Artist Ram Devineni, the creator of interactive social-activist comic books, will also share his latest work: Priya’s Shakti. The artist-educator will present a behind the scenes preview of the next edition of the popular augmented reality comic book series, featuring India’s first female superhero who returns to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Priya’s Mask will be released as an augmented reality comic book and animated short film featuring the voices of popular Hollywood and Bollywood movie stars and actors on December 2, 2020.