13. Organizing + Artmaking with Raquel de Anda and Gan Golan

Gan Golan is a NY Times bestselling author, artist and activist. His books include the hit satire “Goodnight Bush” and critically-acclaimed “The Adventures of Unemployed Man.” His work combines grassroots community organizing with high-profile, media-genic public spectacles that shift popular narratives and mobilize communities. A fan of pop-culture, he has created original video games projected onto the side of buildings to challenge corporate power, and invented a fake sports team, the corporate “Tax Dodgers” to address economic inequality, who were installed in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Recently, he helped design the largest climate mobilization in history, The People’s Climate March. As an artist he has created visual works for Erykah Badu, Henry Rollins, Willie Nelson and Neil De Grasse Tyson. He is a co-founder of the The Movement Netlab, a Think & Do tank, which studies and supports decentralized mass social movements.

Raquel de Anda is an independent curator and cultural producer based in Brooklyn, NY. De Anda began her career as Associate Curator at Galería de la Raza, a contemporary Latino arts organization in San Francisco, CA. Born and raised on the U.S. Mexico border, her work focuses on themes of separation, inclusion and the intersections of migrant rights with climate change and other movements for racial and economic justice. She is a firm believer in the power of art and culture to transform society. De Anda holds an MS from Parsons School of Design, with a focus on integrating cultural equity in the field of arts and culture.

Recent exhibitions include The Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially Engaged Art (Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.), Art in Odd Places intervention festival (NYC), and overseeing creative production for the historic People’s Climate March (NYC), with hundreds of artists and 400,000 people participating.

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