In 2020 the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk moves to more online content in response to COVID-19 Crisis. Stay tuned for more info about upcoming Artist Talks and Arts Industry Social Hours on Zoom.
Arts Industry Social Hour : Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5pm
We are excited to announce that Terresa and Jordon Moses of Blackbird Revolt will be joining us as co-hosts for the next Arts Industry Social Hour on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5pm. During the Summer 2020 Virtual Arts Walk, we will be sharing excerpts of their recent project, “Après Zine,” an invaluable and beautifully designed resource for the anti-racism movement in our community! Please be sure to head over to their website – https://blackbirdrevolt.com/apres/ – where you can view and download the full zine, free of charge. And please donate, if you can, to support their on-going work.
Let’s get to know Blackbird Revolt:
We here at Blackbird Revolt recognize the impact of creative art forms within social justice movements and the part we can all play in furthering positive change in our communities. As a team, we want to find ways to support the causes we care about while providing opportunities for others to do the same. With our creations we aim to inspire people to engage in dialogue and activism. Blackbird Revolt aspires to break the social & political barriers that keep us caged. Our designs go beyond media and apparel, we find creative solutions to help challenge the way people think about the world.
Jordon is the Visionary Director at Blackbird Revolt and the creator of All Black Zine. Terresa is the Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt and an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Director of the Diversity Network at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. She is the creator of Project Naptural and co-collaborator of Racism Untaught.
APRÈS is a zine we created to honor Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie. However, as we were crafting the zine, the police murdered George Floyd. We were devastated. This murder followed the murders of Ahmaud and Breonna. We were overwhelmed and trying to figure out how to act while processing the pain and constant struggle of being Black in this environment.
We decided to change our zine. We wanted to make something that might be helpful to folks who are looking to do more. Not everyone will need what’s in this zine. Many artists, creatives, and organizers are already embedded in community and leaning into visions of a new world.
The following content is for those who may be stuck, lost, curious, and ready to move.
To read the zine in its entirety >>> https://blackbirdrevolt.com/apres/
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