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File #: 16-2691    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING AMARA BETTY MARTIN FOR HER CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITIES OF COOK COUNTY IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/13/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 4/13/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AMARA BETTY MARTIN FOR HER CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITIES OF COOK COUNTY IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH WHEREAS, March was Women's History Month in which we not only highlight the contributions of women in history but also in contemporary society; and WHEREAS, Amara Betty Martin is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist and independent arts organizer born, raised and working in the barrios of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Amara Betty Martin has independently organized and participated in more than 50 visual art exhibitions, cultural events and projects in the past 5 years; and WHEREAS, her visual work consists of original photographs, collage, captured sound, poetry, text and pattern based works and music, documenting the urban struggle of a second generation Afro-Latina in the face of immense social struggle, gentrification, cultural homogenization, state violence and migration; and WHEREAS, through examining elements of cultur...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING AMARA BETTY MARTIN FOR HER CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITIES OF COOK COUNTY IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

WHEREAS, March was Women's History Month in which we not only highlight the contributions of women in history but also in contemporary society; and

WHEREAS, Amara Betty Martin is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist and independent arts organizer born, raised and working in the barrios of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Amara Betty Martin has independently organized and participated in more than 50 visual art exhibitions, cultural events and projects in the past 5 years; and

WHEREAS, her visual work consists of original photographs, collage, captured sound, poetry, text and pattern based works and music, documenting the urban struggle of a second generation Afro-Latina in the face of immense social struggle, gentrification, cultural homogenization, state violence and migration; and

WHEREAS, through examining elements of culture, local and global social justice movements, liberation, community and state repression, Amara Betty Martin looks to have the audience see these issues from an often overlooked perspective; and

WHEREAS, Amara Betty Martin's art organizing work highlights emerging artists of color, providing a platform for: creative expression; communal; philosophical; political engagement; economic exchange as well as an avenue for creating awareness for grassroots causes and organizations; and

WHEREAS, Amara Betty Martin has collaborated with Quennect 4 Gallery, Q4 Radio, Multikulti, Las Artelitas, Que Horas Son, Cumbiasazo, Villapalooza, La Catrina Caf?, Pachanka Music Culture, Enlace Chicago, Mole de Mayo, Carlos & Dominguez Fine Art Gallery, Mujeres Latinas en Acci?n, Chicago Womens Health Center, Girl Talk, Villarte, Radio One Chicago, Chicago Bike Winter Art Show, Humboldt Park Arts Fair, Chicago Young Progressives and more; and

WHEREAS, most recently, Amara Betty Martin wor...

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