Santa Cruz Indivisible supports civic engagement through art
Mayor Cynthia Chase called for President Trump’s impeachment in front of a crowd of over 100 at Santa Cruz Indivisible’s (SCI) first ResistFest. Santa Cruz was the 11th city in the nation to submit an impeachment resolution, written by SCI and passed unanimously by city council.
The Indivisible movement is a national network that has grown from 300 to 6,000 chapters nationwide since January. The objective of these progressive groups is to form resistance to the Republican agenda under the Trump administration. The group questions the current system of government and addresses issues such as racial inequality and climate change. ResistFest, held on Sept. 23, marked the launch of a series of upcoming community educational events.
While the impeachment resolution was a highlight, political art and performances spread across the Museum of Art and History (MAH), Abbott Square and Cooper Street. About 1,000 residents attended ResistFest, which promoted community and civic engagement through political art installations. SCI organized the event in collaboration with East County Indivisible. In addition to 11 issue-related stations, called parklets, there were musical and spoken word performances and political printmaking.