Deymirie Hernandez

Deymirie (Dey) Hernández is an architect, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. Issues of race, identity, language, and community are fundamental to her work. She experiences the power of the creative process as a teaching artist. She designs and directs art workshops with AgitArte, and is a puppeteer of the radical workers’ theater collective, Papel Machete. Her work and performances have been exhibited at the Mills Gallery of the Boston Center for the Arts, and Loisaida Center, Lower East Side, New York City.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

The role of art and culture in the class struggle

What is the role of art and culture in movement building? How are we developing artist leadership in cultural organizing? How do we create structures which support cultural work in organizations? Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte to further the discussion on the role of cultural workwithin our organizations, communities and movements, based on their new book and the workshops, When We Fight, We Win!. This panel will consider the impact that arts and social movements have on each other and explore how the arts as cultural forms contribute to social transformation.


Speakers: Jose Jorge Diaz, Deymirie Hernandez, Greg Jobin-Leeds