1/24/18 – Favianna Rodriguez
“Radical Inclusion: A Talk with Favianna Rodriguez”
Executive Director, CultureStrike
January 24th, 2018
Reception 5:30pm • Program 6:30pm
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Favianna Rodriguez is an transdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and organizer based in Oakland, California. Her work and collaborative initiatives address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. Favianna lectures globally on intersection of art, social justice and cultural equity to catalyze social change, and leads art interventions in communities around the country.
Rodriguez collaborates deeply with social movement groups around the country to co-create art that’s resilient, empowering and transformative. She is the Executive Director of CultureStrike , a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights. In 2012, she was featured in a documentary series by Pharrell Williams titled “Migration is Beautiful” which addressed how artists responded to failed immigrant policy in the United States. In 2016, she was a recipient of the prestigious Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship and is currently focused on projects that help end mass incarceration.