Summer Teen Artivist Institute 2014

Legacia de Loco – 20 years of beats in the streets

“The artivist (artist +activist) uses her artistic talents to fight and struggle against injustice and oppression—by any medium necessary. The artivist merges commitment to freedom and justice with the pen, the lens, the brush, the voice, the body, and the imagination. The Artivist knows that to make an observation is to have an obligation.” -It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop by MK Asante Jr.


Loco Bloco Summer Teen Artivist Institute Exists for Youth Who Are Fascinated to Explore How to Use Art for Social Justice

By way of Loco Bloco’s Community Class, Guest Artists & Field Trips, in this Institute, we explore:

  • What is artivism?
  • In what ways are we each powerful artivists?
  • 20 Years of Beats in the Streets- What is the history of Loco Bloco & how is Loco Bloco an “artivist” organization?

Guest Facilitation Made Possible By:

The Estria Foundation (

Nancy Hernandez, Water Writes Program Manager

Ethan Patchell

Arielle Brown, Love Balm For My Spirit Child

Dregs One

Tanya Mayo