By Christine Joy Ferrer Source: reimaginerpe.org Interview with Marie Romero, founder of Arkipelago Books, the only Filipino Bookstore in San Francisco, with a foreword by Beatriz Datangel, her daughter (Editor’s Note: Arkipelago Books transitioned to new ownership prior to the publication of this article). Arkipelago Books has thrived in San Francisco’s SoMA district for over […]
Featuring the work of students in Christine Joy Ferrer’s Digital Photography class during the Multicultural Arts Summer (MAS) Youth Program at the Mission Cultural Center earlier this year. Follow them as they document San Francisco’s Mission district through their creative visual storytelling.
By Christine Joy Ferrer Featured photo © 2016 Danielle Hall, Lakou Souvenance, Gonaives Vodou Ceremony I’ve been going back and forth in my mind trying to figure out how to best post about the after-math of Hurricane Matthew that hit the Southern part of Haiti the worst. I’ve been on this journey for the last several […]
Interview with Joyce Gordon By Christine Joy Ferrer and Jarrel Phillips Source: Reimagine! Race, Poverty & the Environment You’re listening to a conversation with Joyce Gordon on black identity, black-owned business, diversity, commitment to the arts, and owning a fine arts gallery in Oakland. About Joyce Gordon Before she opened the Joyce Gordon Gallery 12 […]
Interview with Joana Cruz Organizer, Seeds & Soul Cultural Exchange and Festival By Christine Joy Ferrer Source: Race, Poverty & the Environment On October 24, 2015, in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, Dancing Earth and the Audiopharmacy Prescriptions Collective organized the first ever Seeds & Soul Indigenous Cultural Exchange and Festival at Lake Merritt in […]
This blog is dedicated to ALL artists in the U.S. and abroad committed to social, environmental and internal liberation. It's for all the creative visionaries and activists who are ready to be revolutionary. Our eyes have been opened to the injustices and inequalities plaguing our world. We are fed up with the bullshit and each day we make the choice to give back to our communities. Instead of trying to change the world, we choose to create the world anew. Each day we strive to know ourselves, and reimagine our lives.
No matter which artistic soul you embody- whether you're a dancer, writer, designer, artist, filmmaker, musician, photographer, actor, acrobat, b-boy, poet, singer, etc.- more power to you. I raise my pen to your conscious, poetic artistry and revel in your mad skills. Let's create a new world. In the wise words, of the great African American poet and activist, June Jordan, "We are the Ones, We've Been Waiting for."
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive."
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