On Friday, January 19th, 2018, 411 Collective is presenting DC Rises: A Year of Resistance, an art show to benefit and support J20 defendants. and the J20 Legal Defense Donations fundraiser.
The event marks a year since the DisruptJ20 group organized to protest the inauguration of Donald J. Trump; which resulted in the arrests of 217 activists, street medics, journalists, and others on January 20th in Washington, DC.
Following these events came multiple intrusive warrants from the MPD (Metropolitan Police Department) and DOJ (Department of Justice) demanding the private information of millions of individuals who were even tangentially involved, if at all. These obscene threats to free association and free speech have, rightfully, prompted challenges—including a lawsuit for false arrest and excessive force.
Needless to say, 2017 was an intense year…
In the last 12 months, 411 Collective was proud to work within an array of movements, and with multiple organizations to combat a toxic presidency and a degrading political climate. The collective was active in national issues including; DC to Standing Rock, Native Nations Rise, The People’s Climate March, in addition to J20. 411 also worked with local organizers and movements to produce events like Catharsis on the Mall, and ArtsXAction; all with the purpose of reclaiming justice and power for the People by the People!
DC Rises: A Year of Resistance is an art show celebrating a year of triumphs big and small. It will showcase a tapestry of communities and movements, empowered through art and unity. DC Rises is a retrospective of political and social movement artwork produced in 2017 by DMV artists and activists. The benefit show will be taking place at one of Washington’s most prolific forums for art, community and activists – The Uptown Art House. The Uptown Art House is located at 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Join DC artists, organizations and individuals in the community to keep building and collaborating so we can RESIST in the new year!
Artwork will be for sale! Proceeds will go to pay for the legal costs to defend and support J20 defendants in all of their efforts!
Show info: DC Rises: Year of Resistance
A benefit show for DefendJ20, presented by 411 Collective
Friday January 19th
Uptown Art House: 3412 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008