dwb newsletter #11: 13th Skid Row Artist Festival + dwb hours, Oct-Nov’22

P.S. Special SHOUT OUT to Maestro, King, Sir Oliver! 8+ years of pure joy and love through music and collaboration, reggae, roots reggae DJ, a gift of global connections to LA and amazing example of the rich Black African Diaspora from London to Kingston, from New York to Skid Row and beyond! Thank you for everything! P.P.S. Been back from Armenia for less than 24 hours, and looking forward to catch up with everyone, and get in the groove of amazing creativity and thrilling collective work here in LA and Skid Row with the Festival starting this weekend! Quote of the month:”No amount of…

dwb newsletter #8: Bob Marley this SUNDAY + Skid Row Communarts April/May’22

… Quote of the month:”The result of being colonized is the internalization of the need to remain invisible. The colonizers erase you, not easily, but with shame and brutality. Eventually you want to stay that way. Being [an artist] is getting up there and writing yourself into everyone’s blackboard.” – Lee Maracle, Indigenous writer, traditional teacher, Sto:lo Nation  … Read the rest of dwb newsletter #8 here.

dwb newsletter #4, December 2020: Happy Holidays from dwb

Happy Holidays and a liberation-minded 2021 from Doodles Without Borders!Today, December 27th is Kujichagulia, the second day of Kwanzaa. The principle for this day calls for Self-Determination: to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves. From Solstice to Christmas and Kwanzaa and everything in between, we wish you–and all of us–love, joy, self-determination and togetherness in the new year! See you in 2021! Message from Studio 526:Happy Holidays and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (link to Studio 526 facebook post) to all the December Babies! The studio is on a short break, and will return on Monday, January 4th. To read the rest of dwb newsletter #4 go to:

dwb newsletter #3, October 2020: SkidRowArts + DoodlesWithoutBorders

Indigenous People’s Day- 11th Annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists- August/September/October Birthdays- Arts and Community in Skid Row: online and in-person- Vote and Organize Locally: BLM LA recommendations- Liberation Globally: Standing with Armenia and Artsakh On this Indigenous People’s Day marked in many parts of North American continent today, let us stand together with Indigenous people across the continent who ask for “Lands Back!” (as seen on a writing board behind Charles Sepulveda, who was discussing this demand during last week’s UCLA Institute on Inequality and Democracy’s Abolition on Stolen Lands event). And let us allow our imaginations take us to what it means to align with this demand in our own work, and for ourselves…

dwb newsletter #2, July 2020: Doodles w/o Borders + Skid Row Arts: Aug-Sept 2020

1) Arts Jam and June/July BIRTHDAYS2) Intense Love for an Intense Neighborhood3) ARTS in Skid Row neighborhood4) Arts East Coast to West Coast Intense Love for an Intense NeighborhoodIn May 2020, a prolific Skid Row artist Mariana V (aka Blackie) who I’ve known since 2008 passed away. We will miss her so very much. Mariana was a regular at the Arts Jam and did not shy away from sharing her feelings. One way to celebrate Mariana’s life, to learn from her, and to carry a bit of her legacy is by channeling Mariana sharing her intense love for “intense” Skid Row in this clip. She speaks with neighborliness that destroys oppression and dismantles colonialism for breakfast. Rest in Power. […] To read the…

dwb newsletter #1, May 2020: Skid Row Arts Update: WalkTheTalk Parade Tomorrow + more

Welcome to Doodles Without Borders newsletter! You are receiving this email, because you used to receive monthly Studio 526 Skid Row Community Arts Calendar emails. This newsletter will take on the role of sharing some arts events in Skid Row neighborhood, and doodle up some of it’s own ideas, too.  To read the rest of dwb newsletter #1 go to:

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