Resist/Release is a group art show at Code & Canvas at 151 Potrero Avenue. The show features work by 25+ Bay Area artists responding to the election of the Trump administration in 2016 and its aftermath. The show will feature photography, video, paintings and installations, providing a space to explore what it means to face the current injustices and threats to freedom of speech, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, racial equality and justice, individual rights, and women’s rights.
OPENING NIGHT EVENT
*** All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Swing Left SF to help get out the vote***
Opening night of Release/Resist will also serve as the kick-off party for the week-long Resist-a-Thon, a week of action which will take place Oct. 8-14.You’ll hear from local leaders of the resistance, including leaders from Indivisible SF, Ladies of the Resistance, SwingLeft SF, Resistance Labs, Sister District, San Francisco Democratic Party, and NorCal Blue Wave Alliance. You’ll get a chance to hear what they’re up to and understand how you can have the most impact today and throughout the last month leading up to the midterm elections on Nov. 6.
We’ll have specialty drinks and tunes by the indomitable DJ Leyl Master Black.
About the space: Code & Canvas is an exclusive event and workspace for creatives working on art and socially-minded startups founded by a group of civic-minded tech leaders. Many thanks to the executive director, Patience Yi, for her collaboration.
About the Resist-a-Thon:
San Francisco Resistance groups are hosting a week-long Resist-A-Thon to recruit, train, and mobilize activists to bring a blue wave to the 2018 midterm elections. The San Francisco Resistance groups are comprised of seven election-focused organizations, representing more than 20,000 activists.
The Resist-A-Thon will kick off with a party at Code & Canvas, followed by six consecutive days of Resistance events focused on voter outreach tactics such as talking to voters by phone and text, registration of new citizens as voters, and knocking on doors. Friday we will host a fundraising party, a public event offering a variety of fun ways of learning about our Resistance issues and organizations.