Has Change Come?: Art, Hip-Hop, Sports, and Culture in the Age of Obama

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Author Jeff Chang will moderate a panel this Friday July 3rd about change in arts, sports & Hip Hop in the age of Obama

Author Jeff Chang will moderate a panel this Friday July 3rd about change in arts, sports & Hip Hop in the age of Obama

July 3 :: 9:30am
PANEL :: Socialism 2009: w/Dave Zirin, Favianna Rodriguez & Davey D (San Francisco) NEW TIME!
  

Has Change Come?: Art, Hip-Hop, Sports, and Culture in the Age of Obama

Featuring:
Dave Zirin
Davey D
Favianna Rodriguez

The Women’s Building
3543 18th St.
San Francisco
9:30am-11am

Go here for more info.

July 7 :: 7:00pm
PANEL :: A New Deal For Arts (San Francisco)

In the 1930s, the “New Deal” Works Progress Administration created jobs for tens of thousands of artists and writers, including authors such as John Cheever, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, radio journalist Studs Terkel, and painters like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Rockwell Kent. In the 1970s, the CETA program funded artist-organizers who helped create the Cultural Centers that now exist in San Francisco’s neighborhoods. Today a new movement is emerging to promote a 21st century New Deal for the arts.
Jobs for Artists! will feature a panel discussion on the rich legacy of federal jobs programs for artists and writers, and build support for a larger effort timed with the 75th anniversary of the WPA in 2010. Featuring New Deal historian Gray Brechin, cultural journalist Jeff Chang, and Arlene Goldbard, organizer of a May 2009 White House briefing on federal arts funding. With short readings and original performances by local poets honoring the great work of WPA-sponsored artists and writers.

This event is part of LaborFest, a month-long series of cultural events commemorating the 1934 San Francisco general strike.

Audre Lorde Room
Women’s Building
3543 18th Street, San Francisco.
Near 16th Street BART, MUNI lines 33, 26, 14, 49
Doors open 6:30 pm, program at 7 pm.
$5-10 donation requested, no one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.
Call 415-710-0187 for more information.

Cosponsored by the CCSF Department of Labor and Community Studies Program and the Center for Political Education.

Gray Brechin is a Research Fellow for the Living New Deal Project of the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley, and the author of Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin.

Arlene Goldbard is a writer, speaker and consultant currently based in Berkeley. Information about her latest book, New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development and other writings is available at www.arlenegoldbard.com.

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Comments

  1. Simple question… if you’re going to talk about “Has Change Come?: Art, Hip-Hop, Sports, and Culture in the Age of Obama”… how come there are no street artists involved?
    For example the guy who did the iconic image of Obama, Shepard Fairey? is this all smoke and mirrors, or are you guys preaching to your own choir?

  2. Robert Jr. James McClendon says:

    Sounds like a set-up to me, Davey D, be careful. You can only speak for yourself, but as far as the “Obama age”… Just do “alot” of research and be willing to share a lot of statistics before you speak on behalf of a whole nation of American people. Look at the prison system and some of our hip-hop “parole models”. Be careful!!!