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April 3 @ 11:00 am - May 26 @ 4:00 pm

Pajaro Valley Arts Presents: Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice

Pajaro Valley Arts
37 Sudden Street
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States

April 3, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Starts at 11:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm

Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice/¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz is inspired by images and stories from Monterey Bay artists and activists who worked in the Southern Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and in Latinx voting rights issues in Watsonville in the 1970-80’s. Contemporary art, historical images, artifacts, educational events and films illustrate ordinary people taking courageous stands for democratic values. As you walk through the gallery you will understand the pain of those who have fought for our rights to vote; experience the impact of current day issues on our artists and community; and feel gratitude for our freedoms. This exhibit features selections from the Stanford Libraries Bob Fitch Photo Archives and Maria Gitin’s civil rights archives from their experience as young voting rights workers in the Deep South; displays by County of Santa Cruz Elections and City of Watsonville and contemporary art.  In Memory of Bob Fitch. Opening Reception: April 7th, 2:00-4:00 pm. Gallery open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Closed between exhibitions)