De Colores Tour 2014
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Who: students, artists, and community organizers
What: 2 week tour from Los Angeles to Bay Area featuring liberation arts workshops and musical performances held in parks, community centers, public spaces, etc.
When: June 1st 2014 - June 14th
Where: Los Angeles to Bay Area
Why: From gang injunctions and gang databases to policies like stop and frisk, young people are targeted and criminalized. We are quick to invest in suppression when instead we need to support our young people and challenge the system that creates these failed policies. Young people are using art and music as a way to challenge these antiquated ideas and are tearing down the old world and painting a new one.
"We need to document this movement of DIY culture and most importantly learn the beauties and ways of other artists," says Jasmin Monge, a student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco who will be documenting the tour.
"I’m hoping I can learn. I want to expand myself as a person and share what I know," adds Karla Sanchez, one of the young people leading workshops on the tour.
Angel M. with Heavyindastreets.com shares “I wanted to be a part of the tour because I enjoy traveling and going places I’ve never been before. But most importantly it’s about keeping it DIY and spreading the word that there is a wide variety of music and art that is not limited to the mainstream. What better way to spread the word about this than through a tour?”