#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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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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Ian Weaver, The Black Knights of the Black Bottom, and Are You My Other?

On the afternoon of November 18, 2010, on the Island of Facebook, history was made… in response to the Fat Free Elotera post: Ian Weaver: I take ALL the credit for this (and future) collaborations between these two exceptional artists….! [just needed to make sure I put in that legal boilerplate stuff, just a formality]…

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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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Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies

Come join me at the 1st annual Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies, at DePaul University in Chicago, November 5-6, 2010. The CMRS conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines nationwide. Recognizing that the diverse disciplines that have nurtured Mixed Race Studies have reached a watershed moment,…

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Chicago Does Jibaritos a Cyber Banquet in East Rogers Park

This Saturday my friends and I participated in a Cyber Banquet (virtually) hosted by artists Lisa Link and Io Palmer. Here is a re-post of my post on Lisa and Io’s site serve & project, documenting the evenings proceedings. Cyber Banquet hosted in Chicago at Sandi and Stacey’s apartment. Follow the Tamalero on Twitter http://twitter.com/tamaletracker.…

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Berlin’s Eruv Talk

I will be presenting Berlin’s Eruv at KAM Isaiah Israel, as part of their World Jewry Program, this Sunday, November 8th. The lecture is open to the public. video still from interview with Moshe Or In 2008 I traveled to Berlin as part of exchange program with my University. Prior to this visit, I had never…

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Help Republic Windows Workers!

Fredrico Martinez, who joined other workers in a prayer vigil, said he had worked at the factory for nine years. Republic Windows, a Chicago company since 1965, closed it’s doors on Friday, December 5, leaving 300 workers without a job, and only a 3 day notice. Under the WARN Act this is illegal, and the…

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