Embrace Your Freedoms / Know Your Rights: A For Freedoms Town Hall

Presented by CCA Exhibitions
Thursday, October 25, 7:00–9:00 pm
Image credit: Courtesy of For Freedoms. Billboard image by Carrie Mae Weems, With Democracy in the Balance there is only One Choice, 2016.
Nave, San Francisco Campus

A For Freedoms Town Hall featuring an introduction by Hank Willis Thomas.

Would you know what to do if your rights, or the rights of others, were being violated? The surest way to protect your freedoms is to know your rights. In this open public forum and interactive training, artists, legal experts, activists, and community members come together to scrutinize a range of situations to dispel the mystery and embrace our freedoms.

Organized and moderated by Aaron Gach in collaboration with the National Lawyer’s Guild.

This event is part of CCA’s Creative Citizens in Action Series and the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative and is generously supported by San Francisco Grants for the Arts. 

Free and open to the public. 

About For Freedoms
Founded in 2016 by alumni Hank Willis Thomas (MFA Fine Arts/Visual and Critical Studies, 2004) and artist Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology. For Freedoms is part of a rich history of artists employing means of mass communication to provoke political discourse. For Freedoms believes art, and artists, play an important role in galvanizing our society towards a more representative and transparent government.
 
Image credit: Courtesy of For Freedoms. Billboard image by Carrie Mae Weems, With Democracy in the Balance there is only One Choice, 2016.