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Artists' Statement

Artists' Statement Artists’ Statement Resistencia United is a collaborative project funded and supported by Latino Center of Arts and Culture, Brown Issues, Burbank High School students, and artists Ruby Chacón, Nanibah Chacón, and Alma López. Th rough a participatory process with Burbank and Brown Issues, we led the team to shape their ideas through questions that led to brainstorms and photoshoots where they used their own bodies to enact a concept that we later used to design the mural. We questioned social justice, identity, and how narratives shape us. We talked about the master narratives that penetrate our lives, and the counter- narratives that resist the marginalized spaces forced upon us. Last, we unpacked the third narrative that does not exist within the binary descriptions of the master and counter- narratives. Much of the third space exists much like the Nepantla (the in- between spaces) as described by the scholar Gloria Anzaldúa. It is in those spaces that we created our personal and collective narratives that cannot be labeled or boxed in and rather are the more fl uid elements of identity. Th rough our own stories of survival, celebrations, and slices of life, we created this mural. In doing so http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies uni_neb

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University of Nebraska Press
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1536-0334

Abstract

Artists’ Statement Resistencia United is a collaborative project funded and supported by Latino Center of Arts and Culture, Brown Issues, Burbank High School students, and artists Ruby Chacón, Nanibah Chacón, and Alma López. Th rough a participatory process with Burbank and Brown Issues, we led the team to shape their ideas through questions that led to brainstorms and photoshoots where they used their own bodies to enact a concept that we later used to design the mural. We questioned social justice, identity, and how narratives shape us. We talked about the master narratives that penetrate our lives, and the counter- narratives that resist the marginalized spaces forced upon us. Last, we unpacked the third narrative that does not exist within the binary descriptions of the master and counter- narratives. Much of the third space exists much like the Nepantla (the in- between spaces) as described by the scholar Gloria Anzaldúa. It is in those spaces that we created our personal and collective narratives that cannot be labeled or boxed in and rather are the more fl uid elements of identity. Th rough our own stories of survival, celebrations, and slices of life, we created this mural. In doing so

Journal

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studiesuni_neb

Published: Jul 25, 2019

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