un :: fade :: able

  • Saturday Workshops :: 2/18 • 5/13 • 7/15 :: 10 am to Noon

  • Tuesday Readings :: 2/28 • 5/23 • 7/25 :: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

  • Art Share LA :: 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA. 90013

July 13th, 2015 marks the day Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Chicago-area woman, was found dead in her Waller County jail cell in Hempstead, Texas. Officials say she used a plastic bag to hang herself, a finding her family has questioned. Because of the united work of an outpouring of people and community organizers, Brian Encinia, the arresting officer, has been charged with perjury and is awaiting sentencing. 

un::fade::able is an effort to keep Sandra Bland's voice & legacy alive through education, music and poetry, all revolving around topics of: the safety of black lives, the criminal justice system, and police brutality. This is the second chapter in our Sandra Bland requiem which began in 2016. Art Share LA will host this poetry reading series and workshops, curated by F. Douglas Brown, and assisted by a team of educators, community organizers, poets and musicians. We will never forget the events that took the life of Sandra Bland, and that continue to scourge our communities. In her name, we act.

Series Themes

  • February - Theme: un :: the reverse; untruth; unrest; cancellation;  lacking; non
  • May - Theme: fade :: to gradually grow faint, lose freshness or intensity, wither
  • July - Theme: able :: having power, opportunity to do something, considerable intelligence

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Past Events

Vol. 4 July, 2016 - Requiem for Sandra Bland

Vol. 4 July, 2016 - Requiem for Sandra Bland

Slide Show by Larry L. Abellera

Vol. 3 May, 2016 - Requiem for Sandra Bland 

Vol. 3 May, 2016 - Requiem for Sandra Bland 

Audio provided by Joseph Rios of bozalta

Vol. 2 Feb., 2016 - Requiem for Sandra Bland

Vol. 2 Feb., 2016 - Requiem for Sandra Bland

Audio provided by Joseph Rios of bozalta