Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum to Host Proletariat Day

by Lucia Simek March 13, 2014
Jesus Barraza, "Hayward Day Labor Center." Barraza is one of the artists included in Mexic-Arte's latest exhibition "Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution."

Jesus Barraza, “Hayward Day Labor Center.” Barraza is one of the artists included in Mexic-Arte’s latest exhibition “Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution.”

Due to the Prada Marfa vandalism that occurred earlier this week, there has been a lot of talk lately about art’s role in bettering society, what with the vandal’s mission to “bring greater inspiration to consumer Americans to give all they have to developing nations that suffer disease starvation and corruption.” As if on cue, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin has announced it will host Proletariat Day & Workers Reception next month, a concerted effort to bring people together, in community, “under the banner of free art and entertainment,” to consider meaningful ways to both honor and aid the worker. A number of social justice groups will be on hand to dialogue with guests, with each group taking the stage during a Soap Box Hour wherein they may present their respective mission.

Proletariat Day will take place alongside a reception for Mexic-Arte’s latest exhibition, Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution.

Proletariat Day & Workers Reception
April 5th, 2014
4:00 PM-9:00 PM

419 Congress Ave. Austin, Texas 78701
Free admission
10+ social justice organizations
Interactive stop animation by
The Edge of Imagination Station
Live Screen Printing
Performance by Kalua
Catering Provided by El Sol y La Luna

Participating organizations include:
ADAPT of Texas
Austin tan Cerca de la Frontera
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Education Austin
International Socialist Organization
MonkeyWrench Bookstore
Mujeres en Medio
People Organized in Defense of the Earth
and her Resources (PODER)
Resistencia Bookstore
The Peoples Task Force
Workers Defense Project

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