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Thursday, March 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Sound Strike, Immigration, and You

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In a nation with fast and vast demographic changes, what is the role of musicians and their fans in moving beyond hatred? Is SB 1070 in Arizona only the tip of the anti-immigrant movement iceberg? Artists and activists join together to discuss the Sound Strike and their commitment to working together to raise awareness and opposition to the treatment of immigrants in Arizona.

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Jeff Chang

Author + OrganizerWordStrikeJEFF CHANG is an organizer for Wordstrike, a national group of writers working for migrant and human rights. He wrote the American Book Award-winning Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, and is finishing his new book, Who We Be: The... Read More →

Javier Gonzalez

DirThe Sound Strike
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Rene Perez

Calle 13RENE ”RESIDENTE” PEREZ, is the highly outspoken lyricist and MC of Multiple GRAMMY and Ten-Time LATIN GRAMMY winning Puerto Rican duo CALLE 13. NPR has championed Calle 13 as “the most exciting and creative group to hit the Latin music scene in the last decade… much... Read More →

Zack de la Rocha

Rage Against the Machine


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Favianna Rodriguez

ArtistArt StrikeFAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ is a visual artist and new media organizer who has helped foster resurgence in political art locally and internationally. Hailed as “visionary” and “ubiquitous,” Rodriguez is renown for her vibrant posters dealing with issues such as war... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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