Manifest Justice – Los Angeles

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Communities around the the World are filled with good people living in fear. Enough is enough. We demand more empathy, more accountability, more opportunity, more compassion, more dignity, more power and more opportunity for all. We demand healthier communities, which means more from each other. The time has come to illuminate our resilience and to take back our communities and our hope. Together we must lift our voices, assert our power, be resilient, identify solutions and work together to MANIFEST:JUSTICE. Together we will build a more just future.

Art For Amnesty (A Program of Amnesty International) is partnering with The California Endowment through it’s Sons and Brothers initiative to bring you a 10 Day Pop- Up Art Exhibit in Los Angeles beginning May 1st and ending on May 10th. Manifest Justice is a cultural convening, a community organizing event, as well as an artivist gathering of ideas and art to further support Human Rights and Social Justice. The website is and we are launching the event with a online Art Submission contest to have a chance to have your art displayed alongside all of our participating artists ( and Judged by John Legend, Shepard Fairey, Jeff Chang, Ann Burroughs, Dr. Robert Ross, Franklin Sirmans, and Russell Simmons. (
The Contest runs through April 17th so submit as well as participate in the exhibit May 1-10th.


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Book on the Edge: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video


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Carrie Mae Weems, Three Decades of Photography and Video (First Center for the Visual Arts)

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video is a must-read retrospective accompanying the national tour of the exhibition with the same title. Featuring some of Weems’s most important art works, the book has essays by leading scholars, explores Weems’s interest in subject matter such as folklore, spoken and written word, and black beauty. In her artistic style, Weems is committed to a variety of issues of social justice. Her early career focused on African-American women and families and has evolved to the stories from the African diaspora, from the legacy of slavery to stereotypes and continues to evolve to include global struggles for equality and justice.

Take a virtual tour by visiting the Frist Center’s mobile site,, from your mobile device.