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48 Hills: See Black Women emphasizes ‘who gets counted,’ in Census and beyond

48 Hills: See Black Women emphasizes ‘who gets counted,’ in Census and beyond

PRESS

May 25, 2020

Coalition partners YBCA and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) collaborated with arts organizer and curator Ashara Ekundayo to present a two-part conversation called See Black Women. Part of Art+Action’s  Come to Your Census campaign, the conversation calls attention to Black women’s often overlooked contributions to the arts, and who “counts” in society.  

Read the full article HERE

KALW 91.7 FM: Black Female Artists Call for Their Community to be Counted in the Census

KALW 91.7 FM: Black Female Artists Call for Their Community to be Counted in the Census

PRESS

May 20, 2020

Arts organizer Ashara Ekundayo talks about her two-part series See Black Women, hosted in collaboration with coalition partners YBCA and Museum of the African Diaspora, in which she speaks with Black female artists about being counted in the Census and the greater society.

Listen to the full interview HERE

CityLab: The Art of the Census

CityLab: The Art of the Census

PRESS

April 30, 2020

Museum exhibits at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and New York’s Museum of the City of New York showcase work inspired by the decennial counts of the U.S. Census Bureau. Like the census itself, the shows are going online.  

Read the story HERE

Hyperallergic: Why the 2020 US Census Matters for the Arts

Hyperallergic: Why the 2020 US Census Matters for the Arts

PRESS

April 16, 2020

Many months ago, before the coronavirus pandemic changed our lives and took hold of our collective psyche, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) was approached by independent curator and activist Amy Kisch. She had been commissioned by San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) to develop an arts-driven campaign around the 2020 US Census — a once-a-decade population count that plays a fundamental role in our democracy.

Read the story HERE

Video: Art in a Time of Crisis

Video: Art in a Time of Crisis

PRESS

April 8, 2020

A conversation with community organizer Manny Yekutial and Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—Art+Action’s HQ + Lead Partner—about the role of art in a time of crisis, highlighting the cross-sector Art+Action Coalition, its COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign, and its Founder + Artistic Director of Social Impact Amy Kisch.

Watch the conversation HERE

Let’s Reimagine it All

Let’s Reimagine it All

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April 5, 2020

Deborah Cullinan, CEO of YBCA—Art+Action’s HQ + Lead Partner—shares the story behind the partnership with Art+Action’s Founder + Artistic Director of Social Impact Amy Kisch, the creation of the “Come to Your Census” campaign, powered by San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA),and how the role of artists and creative thinkers is needed now more an ever.

Read the story HERE

Ask Me Anything: 2020 Census with Robert Clinton

Ask Me Anything: 2020 Census with Robert Clinton

PRESS

April 3, 2020

Robert Clinton from San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs answers questions from community members about the 2020 Census.

Watch the recording HERE

Smithsonian Magazine: This art campaign wants you to participate in the 2020 Census

Smithsonian Magazine: This art campaign wants you to participate in the 2020 Census

PRESS

April 2, 2020

Art+Action has responded to COVID-19 by shifting from public events to social media and online outreach—and continuing to offer their open-sourced multi-lingual arts-driven Census toolkit—to advocate for the health and strength of our communities for the next decade.

Read the article HERE

The Art Newspaper: Coronavirus complicates US Census—and the arts funding tied to it

The Art Newspaper: Coronavirus complicates US Census—and the arts funding tied to it

PRESS

April 1, 2020

Art + Action has launched a multi-pronged initiative to reach Bay Area residents in hard-to-count communities, and galvanize the art world to get behind the national headcount.

Read the article HERE

Hyperallergic: “Come to Your Census: The 2020 Census is an Essential Service”

Hyperallergic: “Come to Your Census: The 2020 Census is an Essential Service”

PRESS

April 1, 2020

Participating in the 2020 Census helps to secure the long-term health and strength of our communities. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that completing the Census is more vital now than ever.

Read the article HERE

Hyperallergic: YBCA Presents “Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America”

Hyperallergic: YBCA Presents “Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America”

PRESS

April 1, 2020

Learn more about YBCA’s digital art and civic engagement experience as part of an arts-driven citywide campaign led by the Art+Action coalition, commissioned by the City of San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA).

Read the article HERE

7×7 Spring Arts Preview

7×7 Spring Arts Preview

PRESS

March 3, 2020

7×7 calls out YBCA’s digital art and civic experience Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America? in its roundup of art openings this Spring.

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KIQI 1010AM: Interview with Artists Arlene Correa Valencia and Sergio de la Torre

KIQI 1010AM: Interview with Artists Arlene Correa Valencia and Sergio de la Torre

PRESS

February 6, 2020

Marcos Gutierrez of KIQI 1010AM interviews Art+Action featured artists Arleene Correa Valencia + Sergio de la Torre for #HechoenCalifornia + Art+Action’s arts-driven #2020Census Campaign.

Listen to the recording HERE

The Art Newspaper: San Francisco fairs reflect the Bay Area’s widening wealth gap

The Art Newspaper: San Francisco fairs reflect the Bay Area’s widening wealth gap

PRESS

January 20, 2020

San Francisco as a cultural mecca with FOG and Untitled, the new SFMOMA, Pace and Gagosian, civic art programs like Art+Action, and the development of artist enclaves such as Minnesota Street Project.

Read the article HERE

Nancy Pelosi helps launch new Census campaign in San Francisco

Nancy Pelosi helps launch new Census campaign in San Francisco

PRESS

January 17, 2020

Channel 2 News covers the unveiling of the COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign with the SF COUNTS 2020 Census launch with Mayor London N. Breed and Speaker Nancy Pelosi at San Francisco City Hall.

Read the article HERE



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