Last minute show announcement… ‘Stop The Armed Forces’ this Fri/Sat…

‘Stop the Armed Forces’
A two-day art and music event to heighten awareness about the abuse of power by police forces.
Friday, May 15th 8:00pm – 2:00am
Saturday, May 16th 12:00pm – 6:00pm
2323 E. Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90021
(on Olympic between Santa Fe Avenue and Mateo Street)
Cost: Friday – $10 suggested donation
Saturday – Free
Age Restrictions: All ages for two days – May 15th and 16th
A powerful visual protest will take place in Downtown LA this weekend that will include artists from around the nation whose motive and works will combat the all-too-common abuse of power by America’s police forces. The show expresses the voices of a generation of minority and marginalized communities being criminalized by this pathological social dynamic. This issue is not just an isolated problem only happening in a few large cities but is of nationwide epidemic levels. This event hopes to cast attention upon this injustice and advocate for reform.This event is inspired by a recent art exhibition that took place in the San Francisco Bay Area that was in response to the murder of Oscar Grant by the Oakland police. The LA event will include works by many of local political artists along with work from other talents from across the nation, incorporating music, live art, performance art, installations and other mediums.
Participating visual artists include:
FROM LOS ANGELES: 2 Cents, 2 Rabbits, Branded, Bob Motown, Contra, Skramble, John Carr, Karen Fiorito, Ritzy Periwinkle, The Hit + Run Crew, ABCNT, Brandy Flower, David Kietzman, Rory White, YEM, Mear One, Vy al and Robbie Conal
FROM THE BAY AREA: Jon-Paul Bail, Brianna Lengel-Bail, Alison Smith, Tim Holgerson, Louis Hennings, Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Ryan J. Saari, Taarna R. Grimsley, Paul Barron, Favianna Rodriguez, Frank Zio, Chuck Sperry, Ron Donovan, Emory Douglas, Roberto Miguel and Logo
FROM NEW YORK: Josh MacPhee
TONIGHT ONLY – Participating musical artists include: Tommy Baltimore, Dave Parker and more…
Live Silkscreening/wheatpaste installation for Friday night entertainment: Grow Your Own Media and Contra
Live Painting on Friday night by: Mear One and Vyal

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