Rising Arts Leaders Presents a Panel on Art Advocacy

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 // 6-8PM

Is the concept of advocacy as obscure and elitist as many may think? Come find out how you too have an active role as an advocate in your everyday life! “Advocacy Turned Inside-Out” is a panel on art advocacy. Looking at advocacy as a way to empower, educate, and strengthen their roles in the arts, panelists from a broad section of the arts and culture sector will be discussing how they have used advocacy to promote diversity, inclusion, access, and equity. Panelists will share unconventional methods to use advocacy. Through conversation and interactivity, we plan to bring awareness to the intersection of labor, access, and inclusion. Moderated by Dia Bassett and Natasha Anderson-Moncrieffe. Performance by Fern St. Circus.

Participating panelists Patricia Aguayo, Karen Levyszpiro, Yesi Padilla, Omar Pimienta, Robert Rutherford, and Sara Solaimani

Art Produce Gallery, 3139 University Avenue, San Diego, California 92104

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Sara Solaimani is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Ph.D. Candidate in the art and media history, theory and criticism Ph.D. Program.

Omar Pimienta is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts M.F.A. Alum. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature. For more about his work, please visit:

Photos are courtesy of Artist Omar Pimienta and Art Historian/Curator Sara Solaimani.
Photo detail of Sara Solaimani by Alex Kershaw.

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