Oakland, United States
Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist based in Oakland, California. In 2013, Rodriguez co-founded CultureStrike, a network of cultural workers that calls for meaningful and just immigration reform and creates positive narratives around migration. Recently, she created a new documentary series titled Migration is Beautiful that addresses the immigration debate in the United States and seeks to redefine what it means to be an immigrant in America. Known for her vibrant prints and multicolored posters, Rodriguez uses both artwork and collaborative projects to tackle a range of themes including migration, economic injustice, and global politics. Rodriguez lectures globally on the power of art, cultural organizing, and technology to inspire social change, and leads art workshops at schools across the United States. Rodriguez has fought for gender equality, examined the impact of environmental destruction, and been an advocate for undocumented immigrants in the U.S.