In Plain Sight Launch

80 artists and immigrant rights organizations join together in a stunning effort to launch In Plain Sight—to make visible the injustices of the largest immigration detention system in the world. 


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2020-07-03 00:00:00 2020-07-06 00:00:00 In Plain Sight Launch

During summer 2020 Oxy Arts forged a partnership with In Plain Sight—a coalition of 80 artists and activists dedicated to ending inhumane immigration policies in America. 
 
In Plain Sight launched during Independence Day weekend with a masterfully orchestrated four-day stretch of sky typing over 80 detention centers across the nation. The project extends beyond this weekend into the summer and fall 2020 with ongoing actions and forthcoming arts-related education and engagement programming. 
 
Our support of In Plain Sight, as a lead project partner, will expand into the fall with a group exhibition at Oxy Arts, adjacent programming, and curricular integration to further amplify and support the urgent call for immigrant justice and carceral abolition. As beneficiaries of institutional privilege and resources, we have an obligation to identify and actively support and amplify the practices of artists and organizers doing the hard work of bringing attention to problematic structural systems in our society.
 
If you missed the In Plain Sight launch this weekend, our Streetview Video Series has resumed with documentation from the historic weekend of sky typing. Drop by to see the videos through our street facing window on York Blvd, nightly from 8pm - 12am through July 10.
 
Visit xmap.us to learn more about the 80 artists, network of community partners and actions you can take to help end inhumane immigration policies.
 
L.A. Times: 80 Artists Sent Messages Over U.S. Detention Centers
N.Y. Times: Protesting U.S. Immigration Policies, Artists Aim for the Sky 

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Event Date: Friday, July 3, 2020 - Monday, July 6, 2020

During summer 2020 Oxy Arts forged a partnership with In Plain Sight—a coalition of 80 artists and activists dedicated to ending inhumane immigration policies in America. 
 
In Plain Sight launched during Independence Day weekend with a masterfully orchestrated four-day stretch of sky typing over 80 detention centers across the nation. The project extends beyond this weekend into the summer and fall 2020 with ongoing actions and forthcoming arts-related education and engagement programming. 
 
Our support of In Plain Sight, as a lead project partner, will expand into the fall with a group exhibition at Oxy Arts, adjacent programming, and curricular integration to further amplify and support the urgent call for immigrant justice and carceral abolition. As beneficiaries of institutional privilege and resources, we have an obligation to identify and actively support and amplify the practices of artists and organizers doing the hard work of bringing attention to problematic structural systems in our society.
 
If you missed the In Plain Sight launch this weekend, our Streetview Video Series has resumed with documentation from the historic weekend of sky typing. Drop by to see the videos through our street facing window on York Blvd, nightly from 8pm - 12am through July 10.
 
Visit xmap.us to learn more about the 80 artists, network of community partners and actions you can take to help end inhumane immigration policies.
 
L.A. Times: 80 Artists Sent Messages Over U.S. Detention Centers
N.Y. Times: Protesting U.S. Immigration Policies, Artists Aim for the Sky 

Sponsored by: Oxy Arts
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