Fernando MartÃ is an Ecuadorian-born poet, printmaker, community architect, and activist based in San Francisco.Â He has been deeply involved in San Franciscoâ€™s struggles for affordable housing and the reclamation of the commons since the mid-90s, working with the Latinx immigrant diaspora of San Franciscoâ€™s Mission and Excelsior districts.Â His writing, illustrations, and altar ofrendas reflect his formal training in urbanism, his roots in rural Ecuador, and his current residence in the heart of Empire in an age of climate catastrophe. His work inhabits the space between ancestral traditions of place and the construction of aÂ liberatoryÂ Latinx Futurism.Â He is a member of the Justseeds artists cooperative, and his writings have appeared in publications as varied as El Tecolote, Street Sheet, Geez Magazine, Milvia Street, and Shelterforce.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site