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Decolonizing Cultural Production and Building Radical Solidarity, AgitArte at Wistariahurst

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An evening with Teatro de Papel Machete and AgitArte, an organization of working class artists and cultural organizers that creates projects and practices of cultural solidarity with grassroots struggles against oppression, and proposes alternatives for transforming our world. Based in their more than twenty years of collective, collaborative work, the presentations will include Solidaridad y sobrevivencia para nuestra liberación/Solidarity and Survival for Our Liberation a recent cantastoria created by Papel Machete, AgitArte’s theater collective, in the aftermath of Hurricane María, and End the Debt! Decolonize! Liberate! Scroll Project, a collaboratively produced, collectively experienced art object that visually unfurls a history of colonialism and resistance in Puerto Rico. AgitArte’s residency takes place in conjunction with the installation The Museum of the Old Colony by artist Pablo Delano, on view in the Hampshire College Art Gallery until November 11. 

This residency is hosted by Hampshire Gallery and co-sponsored by the Five College Lecture Fund and Jackie Pritzen Fund, Five College Latin American and Latinx Studies, the UMass History Department as part of the Feinberg Series, The Common literary journal, Arts at Amherst and classes at Amherst College, the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College, and, at Hampshire College: the Humanities Program, the Studio Arts program, the Theater program, Ethics and the Common Good (ECG), Community Partnerships for Social Change, the Hampshire College Art Gallery, and the Office of Multicultural Education and Inclusion.

October 20: 5:00 pm (presentation and dialogue), 7:00 pm (dinner and celebration), Wisteriahurst, 238 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040