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My first show y’all.
Betti Ono Gallery X Kalakari Crew X Slumgods present:
WORD TO YOUR MOTHERLAND!
An Exhibit Showcasing Hip-Hop in India.
Curated by Nisha K. Sembi of Kalakari + Mandeep Sethi of SlumGods
Flyer art by Nisha K. Sembi of KALAKARI
It’s time to get BASS-ed!
The Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS) is a summer camp to develop leadership skills for 15-21 year old youth in the South Asian American community. BASS is a five-day four-night camp from August 2-6th in Berkeley where participants will learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills, connect with South Asian activists and practice leadership.
Interested in applying? Visit www.solidaritysummer.org and apply by May 25th. We only have 25 spots available so the sooner you apply, the better your chances! And be sure to like us at www.facebook.com/BayAreaSolidaritySummer
Logo designed by Sabiha Basri of Design Action Collective circa 2012.
Logo for Bay Area based South Asian food justice organization Thimmakka.
Unknown designer and unknown date of design.
Went to a house party last night in San Francisco and came across this amazing revolutionary mural by local South Asian artist and food justice organizer, Saqib Keval.
Image photographed by me, image created by Saqib Keval circa 2011.
If you are in the Bay Area on July 23rd, please check out the FUN-Raiser for Bay Area Solidarity Summer!
We’re throwing a party FunRaiser for the youth participants to meet leaders and members of ourcommunity, so PLEASE COME and bring your friends.
The event will feature performances by renowned South Asian artists, including CHEE MALABAR (http://cheemalabar.bandcamp.com/), HOODINI (http://hoodiniandking.bandcamp.com/), MICROPIXIE(http://www.micropixie.com/), DJ RAV-E (Non-Stop Bhangra) and DJ DRRRTY POONJABI(http://thebins.bandcamp.com/).
There will also be snacks and some specialty non-alcoholic beverages that our
organizer/bartenders will be preparing just for you!!!
Any donations will be graciously accepted to support the program and artists. (Suggested $5-$20 sliding scale- ABSOLUTELY NO ONE TURNED AWAY ) We will also have limited CD’s, T-shirts, posters for people to snag!
Image created by Nisha Sembi of Kalkari Revolution circa 2011.
I’ve been helping out a new San Francisco Bay Area project, the Bay Area Solidarity Summer.
On July 22nd, South Asian American teenagers from across the San Francisco Bay Area will convene for a life-changing experience. The youth will be attending the first ever Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS), a four-day leadership camp for youth of South Asian heritage seeking to learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills, connect with other South Asian activists, and develop themselves into leaders. The all-inclusive camp will provide space for young people to learn skills on how to be a social activist, as well as learn about issues affecting the South Asian community both locally and globally.
BASS has been developed by a highly skilled volunteer collective of South Asian American organizers and activists looking to give back to the community by supporting the growth of young leaders. A quick look at BASS’ website at www.SolidaritySummer.org shows the breadth of experience of the organizing team, with doctors and lawyers joining political organizers and theatre producers. BASS is a project of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), an all volunteer organization working to educate, organize, and empower Bay Area South Asians.
BASS is open to youth of South Asian heritage ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old. The camp costs only $50, which covers all housing and food expenses for four days and three nights. Held in the beautiful Center for Third World Organizing Training and Retreat Center (often described as the “CTWO Mansion”), the intense camp will cover a wide range of issues such as Creative Arts and Action, Racial Profiling, Hip Hop Revolutionaries, and Environmental Justice. An important component of the curriculum will be a look back at the 100 years of history of South Asian Bay Area student activism.
Are you interested in being a part of BASS, either as a participant or a volunteer? Contact us at email@example.com! Check out our flyer here. And be sure to join the facebook page at www.facebook.com/BayAreaSolidaritySummer
The above logo was created by BASS activist, Roke. Circa 2011.
Logo for Bay Area collaborative Alliance for South Asians Taking Action (ASATA). Logo circa 2010.