#delValleMural

The #delValleMural is finally complete! #delValleMural, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas I am thinking that after the elections a Chicago Public Library would be a really nice home for the piece.  What do you guys think?

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putting final touches on the #delValleMural

The #ChicagoMayor elections are right around the corner… And I am happy to report that I am ALMOST done with the #delValleMural (the hashtag is silent)

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#delValleMural in progress

As a community-based performance artist, I find the act of sharing the process equally important to the act of sharing the final product. Here are images from the last week of the #delValleMural unfolding.

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CPS Students Campaign for Miguel del Valle, Video Goes Viral: PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (please forward or repost) CPS Students Campaign for Miguel del Valle, Video Goes Viral Tuesday, February 1, 2011, Chicago – High school students may not vote, but they can still impact elections. On Sunday, January 29, students from Sullivan HS in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the northside, wrote and starred in…

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NOW THIS IS GRASSROOTS!!

The Student’s @DelValle4Mayor video just made it into the Huffington Post!! Rahm Emanuel Hit On School Policy By High Schoolers For Del Valle A group of Chicago high school students has decided to take Rahm Emanuel to task for his education policy. Cristina Henriquez, Gerardo Aguilar, and Alexandra Alvarez appear in a YouTube video, uploaded Sunday,…

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Invest in Chicago Public School Students

On January 30, 2011 Chicago Public school students and graduates (from Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood) got together to film a grass-roots/guerilla campaign ad to “tell it like it is,” and support the best candidate to improve our neighborhood public schools. The footage used is filmed outside of Roger C. Sullivan High School and from WGN’s…

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deal with it.

I am Midwestern girl, born and bred. Yes, I know there is a New York Art World. And yes, I am aware that people make cultural identity work on the West Coast. But I am rooted here. With the world at my fingertips.

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Critical Mixed Race Studies on iTunesU

Camilla Fojas, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University If you missed the Nov 5-6, 2010 “Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies” conference or any of the keynote talks or the welcoming address, you can now download the videos here via iTunesU. November 5th Welcoming Remarks by DePaul’s Liberal Arts &…

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Elotes

¿Sabes una cosa?  ¡A los Chicagüenses les encanta comer elotes! En el verano, puedes encontrar elotes en muchos vecindarios, especialmente en los parques. Aquí hay una colección de vídeos donde el tema principal son los elotes.  Si tú tienes un vídeo de elotes, por favor compártelo aquí. Y pronto tendremos recetas saludables e interesantes de…

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