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Saturday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Staying Power: Creative tools for housing & belonging

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Come build narrative power for housing justice & belonging! In this session we look at art tactics developed to shape public narratives specific to Black displacement in Richmond (CA) thru a year-long art and organizing process - a know-your-rights mural, videos, poetry, and more. We will explore how these projects supported policies such as “ban-the-box” for housing, and rent control. Participants walk away with transferable creative tools to support material wins for housing justice.

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Evan Bissell

Staying Power
Evan Bissell facilitates participatory art and research projects. He is the director of knottedline.com, freedoms-ring.org and a coordinator of Staying Power. Evan has facilitated projects in schools (K-12) and community settings throughout the country and teaches a studio art course... Read More →
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Ciera-Jevae Gordon

Ciera-Jevae is a Richmond native and spoken word artist who is currently the Media, Arts, and Culture manager at the RYSE Center. She is currently serving as poet laureate of Richmond, CA. Her role in Staying Power has been taking the lead on a book of poems that came out of interviews with community members on the topic of belonging and housing issues., The RYSE Center
Ciera-Jevae is a Richmond native and spoken word artist who is currently the Media, Arts, and Culture manager at the RYSE Center. She is currently serving as poet laureate of Richmond, CA. Her role in Staying Power has been taking the lead on a book of poems that came out of interviews... Read More →
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Sasha Graham

Sasha Graham is a native Richmond, CA resident. She is a Black mother and Undergraduate Ethnic Studies major at the University of California, Berkeley. Sasha serves as a State Board member of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and is an activist for education, health, housing, and challenging the dominant narratives within mainstream culture. She plans to attend law school and become a district attorney., Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
Sasha Graham is a native Richmond, CA resident. She is a Black mother and Undergraduate Ethnic Studies major at the University of California, Berkeley. Sasha serves as a State Board member of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and is an activist for education... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 128

Attendees (114)