San Francisco's Flipino Cultural District

UxI: Keep Pushin'

  • SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States

URBAN x INDIGENOUS III: Keep Pushin’
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 12-8pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Part of the 20th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Threading Resilience

Student/Senior: $10
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $20
NOTAFLOF*

• Join us in Ohlone Territory/San Francisco (Yelamu) to experience a day full of learning, the arts, and community bonding!
• This event is open to folks of ALL AGES and ALL ABILITIES
• Visit www.urbanxindigenous.wordpress.com and apiculturalcenter.org for more info

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UxI: III “Keep Pushin'” envisions Hip-Hop as our thread from Urban to Indigenous. Throughout hxstory, marginalized peoples have always produced culture as a means to uplift and resist. Art invites the oppressed to imagine the world beyond what is and envision what can be. As UxI enters its third year, we continue to seek what pushes us to create in times of socio-political tension. How have movements created by people of color, particularly Hip Hop, strengthened us? How do our artistic practices honor ancestral lineage and become expressions of bodymindspirit ? In a movement where expression is as diverse as those who practice it, how has Hip Hop become a subversive voice for the oppressed? Lastly, how do we use Hip Hop as a way of pushing societal and artistic boundaries?

Centered on the API-experience but in alliance with all indigenous peoples, URBAN x INDIGENOUS aims to unite cultural and urban artists and strenghten the network of urban-indigenous artists towards collective action through arts as activsm. In this spirit, we are inviting you to to our festival.

*In line with one of our values to promote inclusivity and solidarity amongst our communities, there will be NOTAFLOF (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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As an event that is put together for and by community artists, it is one of our goals to make UxI a truly sustainable endeavor that can be done from year to year. To make this goal into a reality, we invite you to check out our Urban x Indigenous Hatchfund!

http://www.hatchfund.org/project/urban_x_indigenous_iii_keep_pushin

Your donations and support will help cover:
• gallery and production costs
• curation materials and general supplies
• marketing and promotional materials
• official video and photography work
• a small stipend for the UxI Dream Team who have tirelessly worked to put this event together

If you have any questions or iniquires, feel free to reach us at our Facebook page or urbanxindigenous@gmail.com