48 Hills: See Black Women emphasizes ‘who gets counted,’ in Census and beyond
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’sCome to Your Census campaign, the conversation calls attention to Black women’s often overlooked contributions to the arts, and who “counts” in society.
KALW 91.7 FM: Black Female Artists Call for Their Community to be Counted in the Census
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.
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.
Hyperallergic: Why the 2020 US Census Matters for the Arts
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.
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.
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.
Smithsonian Magazine: This art campaign wants you to participate in the 2020 Census
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.
Hyperallergic: “Come to Your Census: The 2020 Census is an Essential Service”
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.
Hyperallergic: YBCA Presents “Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America”
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).