This community conversation explores the dynamic relationship between public art and the challenges of displacement faced by communities of color. Through the perspectives of artists, activists, and community leaders, we will delve into how public art can uplift legacies, preserve cultural heritage, and address the impacts of gentrification. Join us to be inspired, share your experiences, and contribute to the dialogue on the transformative role of public art in celebrating and protecting our narratives.
Moderated by Betty Yu; featuring Jamel Burgess, Diya Vij, and Larry Weekes
Taking place June 9th & 10th, Artists as Neighbors: Living Liberation was a multi-day public convening featuring community conversations and panel discussions exploring issues of gentrification and displacement as well as how memory, history, and activism can be used in tandem to reclaim and defend neighborhoods.