“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”
– Toni Cade Bambara
YAYA engages in Artivism. The goal is to face and combat injustices against farm workers through art and other creative outlets. As evident in many of our campaigns such the 2018 Boycott Reynolds collaboration with United Farm Workers, we see creative expression as central to our fight for justice.
Liberation doesn’t have to be dry!
YAYA members have participated in and hosted Theater of the Oppressed workshops. Under the guidance of the talented Nadia Garcon, we invite and challenge members of our community to act rather than talk about their oppression and the ways in which they can overcome them. Here is an excerpt from her website.
“Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed seeks to give back to the people the means of artistic production so they themselves may use them. It aims to recuperate the channels of expression (word, image, and sound) that are controlled by the media and the elite. It offers an opportunity for dialogue where everyone has a chance to participate. Theater is placed at the service of the oppressed, so that they can discover new concepts, ideas, and tools to deal with oppression and oppressive situations, all while discovering new ways to express themselves.”
For more information about Nadia’s work regarding TotO click here
For further background on TotO click here