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Opening of Permission to be Global @MFA


3/19; opening: 10am-9:45pm; special event: 6-7:30pm // Free (after 4pm)

Head to the MFA after 4pm to get in free and check out Amalia Pica’s performance piece celebrating the opening of Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales. The show features sixty pieces of sculpture, painting, video, installation, mixed media and performance art — all produced by Latin American artists who have contributed to contemporary art since the 60’s. The installation of Pica’s sculpture, Now, Speak!, 2011, will be accompanied by eight profound historical speeches, each delivered by a local artist, activist or member of the Teen Arts Council. The podium will remain up as an invitation for open dialogue and free speech. See the list of speeches and performers below:

Now, Speak! 2011

6–6:15 pm— Ian Deleón, visual artist and educator  I Am an Anarchist, by Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons, 1886.

6:15–6:25 pm— Eroc Arroyo-Montano, hip-hop artist, educator, and activist  A Litany for Survival, by Audre Lorde, 1978.

6:25–6:35 pm— Ximena Izquierdo-Ugaz, Writer and visual artist Manifesto: Hablo por mi diferencia, by Pedro Lemebel, 1986.

6:35–6:45 pm— Optimus (Op) Browne, Hip-hop artist, educator, and activist  How Can You Buy or Sell The Sky?, by Chief Seattle/Ted Perry, 1850s.

6:45–7 pm— Ellie Simmons, TAC member, Westborough High School  A Speech on Race, by Robert Kennedy, 1966.

7–7:15 pm— Audrey Ruano, TAC member, Boston Latin High School  An International Response to a Global Crisis, by Sayeeda Warsi, 2013.

7:15–7:30 pm— Elizabeth George, TAC member, Boston Latin High School  The Hope Speech, by Harvey Milk, 1978.

7:30–7:45 pm— Sam Jones, TAC member, Newton North High School  Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, by Hillary Clinton, 1995.

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