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Melanie Cervantes

Bay Area, California

Melanie Cervantes (Xicana) has never lived far from the California Coast having been born in Harbor City, California and raised in a small city in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Now making her home in the San Francisco Bay Area she creates visual art that is inspired by the people around her and her communities’ desire for radical change and social transformation. In 2007 she co-founded Dignidad Rebelde, a graphic arts collaboration that produces screen prints, political posters and multimedia projects that are grounded in Third World and indigenous movements that build people's power to transform the conditions of fragmentation, displacement and loss of culture that result from histories of colonialism, genocide, and exploitation. Dignidad Rebelde’s purpose is to translate the stories of struggle and resistance into artwork that can be put back into the hands of the communities who inspire it.

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Book: In Our Power

Book: In Our Power

September 30, 2014

I recently completed the art and cover design for an exciting new book by Nora Barrows-Friedman on the U.S. student movement for Palestine Solidarity including the rich history of Palestinian-American…

Reflections of Healing

Reflections of Healing

September 28, 2014

Join me at the Oakland Museum of California for the public unveiling of Reflections of Healing, a large-scale art installation created by artist and educator Brett Cook with participation from…

2010 Socialism Conference

2010 Socialism Conference

July 2, 2010

This Sunday Jesus and I will be presenting at the Socialism Conference in Oakland. It will be at the Oakland Marriot.Sunday, July 4th at 11:30 am. "Art and Resistance". The…

Art and Politics Panel in San Francisco

Art and Politics Panel in San Francisco

February 10, 2010

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Time:7:30pm – 10:00pm Location: CounterPulse Street:1310 Mission Street (at 9th) City: San Francisco, CA Favianna Rodriguez will host a panel with Bay Area artists: Jesus…

Racial Justice Poster Contest

Racial Justice Poster Contest

January 15, 2010

The Akonadi Foundation’s mission is to support the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. Akonadi believes that racial justice movement…