SESSION ONE | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
BEAUTY IN LAS CALLES: ART AND PROTEST DURING PUERTO RICO’S SUMMER OF REVOLT
Led by Molly Crabapple, Andrew S. Vargas
COOPER FOUNDATION BUILDING, 6TH FLOOR, ROOM 604F
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Art, music, film, and dance were all essential parts of the #VeranoDel2019 protests that brought down Puerto Rico’s venal governor, Ricky Rosello, in the summer of 2019. Artist Molly Crabapple and filmmaker Andrew S. Vargas both travelled to the island to document the uprising. Drawing from boricua history and their own personal experiences, Crabapple and Vargas will speak about the role of creativity in times of insurrection.
Molly Crabapple is an artist and author, most recently of Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War (2018, One World) with Marwan Hisham.
Andrew S. Vargas is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. In addition to his day job producing media for a large labor union, he is on the board of El Grito de Sunset Park and formed the initial organizing committee for the Asamblea de Pueblo NYC.