WHAT: Get Up, Stand Up for Human Rights! Art Exhibit & Reception
WHEN: 6-9pm | January 14 - February 5, 2011
WHERE: Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock | 2225 Colorado Blvd (near intersection of Eagle Rock Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90041
Curated by Liza Camba and Melissa Roxas
The “Get Up, Stand Up for Human Rights!” exhibition is a project initiated by community members to express ideas of what human rights mean to them and how it relates to the community at large-locally and globally.
This exhibition is the culmination of three months of skills-building workshops for participants—both artists and non-artists—accompanied by discussions about human rights issues. The result is a vivid and diverse expression, in various
artistic mediums, of what human rights mean to them. The art pieces speak of violations of human rights in the Philippines to the local migrant communities struggling for a living wage and better working conditions.
The opening of the exhibit will showcase a standing visual exhibit, live performances by musicians, and special remarks by community leaders. This exhibit aims to do exactly what it is called—to get the community to stand up for human rights and to learn ways we can advocate for human rights in our local
and international communities.
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides innovative and multicultural arts programming to Eagle Rock and the surrounding communities of Northeast Los Angeles. Programs include exhibitions,
community festivals, free and low-cost after school arts classes, Art Camps, and more. For more information on Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock and its community programs, visit centerartseaglerock.org.
Sponsored by Filipino Arts and Justice Forum; Habi Arts; Sisters of GABRIELA, Awaken! (SiGAw!); Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock; City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; Los Angeles County Arts Commission.