VOTING RIGHTS EXHIBIT & PRESENTATIONS WITH PAJARO VALLEY ARTS
Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice / ¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz, is an exhibit of art and historic artifacts with films and educational programs about historic and current voting rights issues, to run April 3-May 26, 2019 at Pajaro Valley Arts gallery, 37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Thursday April 25th 6-8 PM This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight – A special presentation
NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION: Watsonville Civic Building Community Room (4th Floor)
Originally co-imagined with Bob Fitch, I’m honored to serve as both curator and presenter of this important exhibit. Vote! seeks to educate, inspire, and develop greater interest in the nonpartisan democratic process. We draw on the involvement of current and former Watsonville residents who wein the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and Chicano Voting Rights action of the 1980’. We will share our experiences through art, educational panels, and film. Selections of Bob Fitch photos and Maria Gitin’s civil rights movement archives illustrate their experience as young voting rights workers in Alabama. Artifacts from Santa Cruz County Elections Clerk Gail Pellerin and Watsonville City Clerk Beatriz Vasquez Flores will be on display. A visual timeline developed by local artists guides visitors through voting rights history. Contemporary art work by regional artists highlights current events and responds to the question: What does the right to vote mean to me?
All events are free, bilingual and appropriate for students as well as adults. Contributions to Pajaro Valley Arts free bilingual programs are always welcome. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For interviews and information about the exhibit and educational programs:
Maria Gitin firstname.lastname@example.org
www.pvaarts.org or call the gallery: 831.722.3062