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Amplifier  We are an art machine for social change! Visit our LA Pop-Up July 15-August 5:

https://amplifier.org/events/la-popup/

6 months ago today, 4 million people took to the streets around the United States for the @womensmarch. Not only did it mark the largest protest in U.S. history, but also the largest intersection of individuals who believe in women’s rights.
Please join us at our LA pop up on July 31st to hear from the Women's March leadership about where this movement is headed next. Our discussion aims to explore the evolution and future of the feminist movement, barriers to progress, and the role that art plays in bridging divides and building understanding. More information can be found in our header. RSVP will be required.
This beautiful design was created by the talented @lexx_valdez. Please follow this artist and support her work! .
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#womensmarch #resistance #protest #womensrights #femaleleadership #anniversary #popup #design #lexxvaldez #artistswhodisrupt #graphicdesign

Thank you to everyone who came by our open studio in LA last Sunday and got free artwork! We have a bunch of new artwork being printed for give away at the space next Sunday July 23! See you then!
If you're not in LA and want art make a donation at store.amplifier.org

Join us and Artivists into Action at our LA pop up studio tomorrow, July 18, to take part in the building of a cultural task force.
From 7-9pm at 3333 W Sunset Blvd share what inspires your work, renew your commitment to activism through the arts, and team up with other creatives to collaborate on projects.
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📷 #repost from @ledamaliga #art #activism #artivism #artivistsintoaction #LA #LosAngeles #resiste #resist #mayday #maydayparade #maydaylosangeles2017 #stayloud #buildcommunities #buildcommunity #community #collaborate #artistswhodisrupt #California @a35mmlife

Heading to the Seattle mayoral debate tonight? Snag a free We The People print or sticker at the Impact Hub front desk or downstairs at Flatstick Pub! #art #free #resist #seattle #pioneersquare

Thank you again to everyone that supported our We The People Kickstarter campaign back in January! This is our LAST CALL to resolve any shipping/delivery issues. If you pledged to this campaign and have yet to receive your promised reward, please reach out to info@amplifier.org before July 31st.

Getting prepped for tonight's #SingIn, sound checking on this handmade mic by @eartrumpetlabs. If you're in Los Angeles come view artwork in this immersive live music evening!
#artivistsintoaction - more details at the link in our header.

Tonight is the official opening of our LA pop up where we are collaborating on a series of free events, panel discussions, and open studio days with some of our favorite artists and the national @womensmarch.

Visit the link in our header to see more details! Curated by our Program Director @cleobarnett.

Exciting news at #AmplifierHQ! Thanks to our generous supporters we have a pop-up space in LA which opens TOMORROW NIGHT! Join us from 7-9pm to explore the power of music in movement building and see amazing artwork like this beauty by @mishazadeh. Details for this free event and many other can be found at the link in our header.

Repost from @ashlukadraws - please read and act! Link also in our header. "Today is Net Neutrality Day of action. Net Neutrality is being highly threatened by Trump's FCC Chairman- who is trying to take away NN and give cable and phone companies the ability to lock down the internet. Restricting internet access and availability- and therefore regulating who has the ability to access the web- is dangerous to our democracy. Websites used to organize and inform the public could be censored, slowed down, or forced to charge fees to users.
Please visit battleforthenet.com/july12 to call your reps with their super easy dialer! All you have to do is enter your number and they connect you with key decision makers and a script!"

We are collaborating on a series of free events, panel discussions, and open studio days with some of our favorite artists and the @womensmarch in Los Angeles over the next month. We hope to meet some of you in person this Saturday! Visit the link in our header to see more details.

Repost from @tlynnfaz, a prolific contemporary artist we are excited to have the pleasure of working with over the coming months. Her quote below is a powerful illustration of the challenges we face today within our public art structures: "My America Is Black mural was taken down in Oklahoma City because, despite having permission to install the work from the building owner, all murals in OKC must go through a proposal process and be approved by the OKC Arts Commission.
The OKC Arts Commission has 15 commissioners. 14 of which are white. 11 of which are men.
I understand needing permits from the city. I've done murals with only permission from the property owner but, I've also done murals that absolutely needed permits from city. But an approval in OKC, this from their website, "to ensure aesthetic quality, design integrity and to determine that a mural is appropriate to its setting, architecture, and social context" from a group of commissioners that is almost completely white men is bullshit.
My mural is 100% not for them.
I'm going to submit a proposal. For this mural, and for another mural project I want to develop in OKC. But I'm already discouraged based on that group of commissioners, being a black woman artist, and who/what my art represents.
This is why "diversity" is not only important in the work and faces we get to see - it needs to be behind the scenes. Who is in the room making the decisions. Who is deciding what is a "quality aesthetic". And because I know this, it is why taking public space is important for me. Why a lot of the public art I've done has been without permission. It's why work like @stoptellingwomentosmile is more than just putting up a pretty picture on an outdoor wall. It's about physically and metaphorically, as a woman, Taking. Space. Because I don't want to ask white men for permission for anything."

Imagine if the government prioritized innovation, education and healthcare for all, versus overseas warfare? Vintage @obeygiant artwork.

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