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Your Call

Your Call: Art and activism creating change in the digital age

Photo by Charlie Villyard
Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Oree Originol, Justice for Our Lives, 2014–ongoing. Installation view of Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2016. ";

On the May 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about art and activism in the digital age. The Bay Area has a rich history of using art to inform, engage, and propel social justice. The Take this Hammer exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts explores how artists are using the internet and technology to inspire a global dialogue about the most pressing issues of our time. 

How does art and the internet affect activism and movement building? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Christian L. Frock, guest curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the exhibit Take this Hammer: Art + Media Activism in the Bay Area

Favianna Rodriguez, interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, political activist, and executive director of CultureStrike

Oree Originol, artist and founder of Justice for Our Lives

Web Resources:

Take this Hammer:  Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area

KQED: No Justice Without Us: The Bay Area’s Legacy of Art and Activism

A Living Change

Indira Allegra

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism

Cat Brooks with Black Lives Matter I Antipolice-Terror Project



Leslie Dreyer

Christian L. Frock

The Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History

Justice for Our Lives

Jeremy Mende

Tucker Nichols

Oree Originol

Persia featuring Daddie$ Pla$tik

Pitch Interactive: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A visualization of drone

Adrienne Skye Roberts

Favianna Rodriguez

Ruby Mountain


ThreePointNine Art Collective