Opirg York And Bee Hive Collective Present: Art Of Resistance

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Opirg York And Bee Hive Collective Present: Art Of Resistance
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Opirg York And Bee Hive Collective Present: Art Of Resistance says
OPIRG York invites you to a multi-media art and musical presentation that blends together themes of food sovereignty, mining justice, Indigenous resistance, the drug war & the war on terror, global capitalism and water.

The Beehive presentation will use their latest graphic "MesoAmérica Resiste", in the form of two massive portable murals, to guide the presentation. The presentation will be followed by a hiphop and spoken word performance by Testament of Test Their Logik, that will reinforce the same themes.

MesoAmérica Resiste Story-telling

MesoAmérica Resiste is the long awaited final instalment in the Beehive’s graphic trilogy about globalization in the Americas! This collaboratively produced educational illustration was created through an intensive process of grassroots research that started in 2004, when an initial team from the US, Canada, and Mexico traveled together from Mexico to Panama to meet with communities organizing against the mega-infrastructure projects of a regional integration plan then known as Plan Puebla Panama.

9 years in the making, the Mesoamérica Resiste graphic reflects the Beehive’s efforts to document and share diverse stories of communities defending their sovereignty and building alternatives to top-down development plans - especially organizing led by Indigenous peoples, who have fought back against colonialism and genocide for centuries.

More on the presentation at: http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/front.htm

Hip-hop PERFORMANCE: Testament (Test Their Logik)

Using hip-hop to inspire political action and to deliver potent messages of social and environmental justice, Testament has developed a following amongst activists and hip-hop heads alike. He is a rapper, poet, organizer, and one half of TEST THEIR LOGIK; an Ontario-based hip-hop duo known widely for merging the consciousness of political activism with the attitude and directness of rap music. Their most recent album “BE” was well-received, getting heavy rotation on campus radio across Canada, and staying in the the top 10 on the hip-hop charts nationally for 10 weeks straight, and even hitting #1 at many stations across North America.
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