February 4 – March 15, 2019
Gallery Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12 – 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays 2 – 6 p.m.
Supported in part by a California Humanities “Humanities for All” project grant, public forum discussing race, gentrification set for Feb. 7 in conjunction with poster exhibition on affordable housing and resistance
The UC San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities event addressing the subject of race and gentrification will take place Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Guest speakers include City of San Diego Council President Georgette Gomez; Eric Avila, the UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies chair; Carolina Martinez, the Environmental Health Coalition associate director of policy; and distinguished San Diego artist and educator Rizzhel Javier, who encourages participatory art making and leads social-practice workshops throughout the region.
In conjunction with the public forum, participants will be of the first to see the “Reclaim! Remain! Rebuild! Posters on Affordable Housing, Gentrification & Resistance” exhibition, a selection of political posters on race, housing and gentrification on display from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. The intention is to draw on the poster subject matter to enhance the conversation.
Held at the University Art Gallery, a reception for the exhibition will take place at 7 p.m., immediately following the public talk. Additionally, the exhibition will be open to the public Feb. 4 – March 15; Mondays and Wednesdays 12 – 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays 2 – 6 p.m.
“Reclaim! Remain! Rebuild!” received staffing support from the newly launched Arts and Community Engagement, an initiative of the Division of Arts and Humanities that seeks to use art as a means to spark dialogue on contemporary issues. Arts and Community Engagement is housed within the Institute of Arts and Humanities.
The Institute of Arts and Humanities encourages interdisciplinary research, teaching and public dialogue in the arts and humanities by generating and supporting projects that help equip students, faculty and the greater San Diego region with the creativity, empathy and analysis for imagining and practicing a collaborative and more equitable human experience.
In addition to the California Humanities grant, support for the Feb. 7 event and exhibition comes from a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Grant and the University of California Office of the President.
California Humanities promotes the humanities — focused on ideas, conversation and learning — as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975.
Register for the Feb. 7 public forum on race and gentrification, and learn more about the Institute for Arts and Humanities.
February 4 – March 15, 2019