Monday, December 1, 2008


The Newest

Art As Resistance has transformed into Artist Resistance Movement for Dignity (ARMD) to better struggle with the people.

Did we mention that we hosted a film screening at the Stoop with the back in May?
In the early part of the summer 2008, members ran to honor and protect sacred sites with the Peace and Dignity Journey runners in Humboldt County, Sacramento, San Diego and Mexico (
We created a float for the Klamath Salmon Festival to support the Undamming of the Klamath River. Congratulations and good luck to Dale Ann Frye Sherman and David Gensaw Sr. for their election to tribal council.
We met community members at our “other I Street Block Party” and California Indian Days table.
We supported the Black and Brown Community Reception at Humboldt State University.
ARMD members united with Humboldt Communidad, the Bayside Grange and Ink People Center for the Arts for a Dia De Los Muertos celebration. At the same time we supported the all-black cast of “The Colored Museum” by creating the set for this amazing play.
We also made audio and video recording of Poetry is Not A Luxury V. Mix CD to come
Ongoing is research and understanding of indigenous sovereignty issues along the Klamath River in the hopes of creating a video.
We participated in the “Arts Movement/Moviemiento de Artes” camp at the Bayside Grange where volunteer artists and educators worked togethor with 8 to 18 year olds to examine issues of Social Justice through art.

Finally, we are making plans to join our extended family in Mexico City and San Cristobal de Las Casas for the First Global Festival of Dignified Rage : Otro Mundo, Otro Camino : Abajo y a la Izquierda

Friday, June 13, 2008

June News

Artist Resistance is commemorating the "I Am America Medicine Walk" with Brother Northstar by walking from the Bayside Grange in Arcata to the People's Actions for Rights and Community center in Eureka on Thursday June 19 at 10am. Everyone is invited. Brother Northstar is a 17 year Peace Pilgrim and Warrior Walker with over 15,000 miles in his journey across 22 countires and 5 continents. He is a delegate and spokesperson for the presidential hopeful Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party USA as well as an international mobile charter of the Freedom Development Group, INC.

Friday, April 4, 2008


The Eureka Reporter photographed collective members Bobby Logger, Jaa Buk, Felix Naranjo and Jack Surmani infront of the "Caminando Preguntamos/Walking We Ask" mural currently on loan at the Bayside Grange for publishment this Sunday. Because we know mainstream media fails to contextualize and credit news, we add that Clyde Jenkins, Uh Oh, Kirra, Bean and more contributed to the creation of this mural. In addition to the colaborative creative process, we add that it is a piece meant to edify our communities in struggle.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


We printed patches for the grand re-opening of the Women's Resource Center at Humboldt State University.

We have a four-track recording of the Black Student Unions Poetry is Not a Luxury from February 29,2008.
We have a four-track recording of a BSU facilitated space with Dead Prez.
These two will develop into a package for tentative April release.

We are having a workshop Saturday March 8 at the Social Justice Summit on the HSU campus at 3:30pm in the Kate Buchanan room kitchen.

details to follow

Monday, February 4, 2008

February Street News

There's a lot going on.
L' ART De LA RESISTANCE was awarded grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation and KEET to produce a mural. We're working on Humboldt County History.
ART AS RESISTANCE facilitates Black Liberation Month t-shirt printing. The theme is "The Essence of Love, Pride and Liberation"
ARTES RESISTENTES facilitates poetry encounter: A message from Cheri Strong

On January 16, 2008 Robert and Steve held a potluck at their house. It was partly to honor two young people into our small but growing community of what I will call One Love with Heart for Social Change. We welcome Annayal and Amber and hope they will make it to many more potlucks. While we came to talk and read poetry to each other I think we would all agree that we came to hear from WATTS PROPHETS Amde and Shirley Hamilton. Amde shed some light on the path to being a better poet and recited some of his poems. In my mind Amde is the father of the west coast hip-hop movement. He is a very humble man with none of the swagger of so many hip-hop men. The entire event had a very positive vibe to it. I want to send a shout out of love and joy for everyone who helped to start the formation of a small community from Robert and Steve's kitchen. Hopefully this can be the start of an ongoing chance for all of us to express our feelings and to read poetry in a safe space.

Don't let the propaganda machine convince you that your thoughts don't matter. You can change people one at a time. If you are reading this I hope you will be able to make it to our next little get together.
~ Cheri

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Campaign For Love and Forgiveness

KPBS and the Humboldt Area Foundation have offered us a grant to hold a silk-screening workshop. Details to follow.

Monday, December 10, 2007

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