La Casa Del Tunel September/October show

La Casa del Tunel: Art Center in collaboration with Studio for Southern California History, Los Angeles California, and as part of the FESTIVAL DE LA CIUDAD INTERZONA TIJUANA.

From September 16 through Oct. 30, La Casa del Tunel: Art Center in collaboration with the Studio for Southern California History presents Law & Disorder.

In a 75’ X 4’ printed mural timeline that integrates visitor participation, this exhibit investigates moments in Southern California history that led to legislative reform, as well as episodes of vigilantism and mob behavior in the form of riots and/or rebellions. This exhibit explores both the importance of clarity in defining terms over time and why different historical agents may interpret the same event in diametrically opposed ways.

This exhibit looks at the role of civil disobedience and how law enforcement reacted to such instances of protest, from the arrest of Upton Sinclair in 1923 for reading The Bill of Rights at an International Workers of the World labor protest, to the 2007 May Day march in which officers are charged with using excessive force on journalists and participants in the protest. Law & Disorder delineates the differences between de facto and de juris forms of policy and behavior.

Finally, this exhibit explores more hidden forms of crime within our society including human trafficking, gang formations, disability rights, and crimes against children.

Law & Disorder includes history segments:

• racially restrictive covenants;

• Japanese American internment;

• the Zoot Suit Riots;

• the use of atomic weaponry on civilians;

• the Bracero Program;

• the 1965 Watts Riots and the McCone Commission;

• 1970 Chicano Moratorium and death of journalist Ruben Salazar;

• the death of Eulia Love;

• sexual harassment;

• discrimination and/or prejudice;

• the beating of Rodney King;

• the death of LaTasha Harlins and subsequent court case;

• the 1992 Riots and Christopher Commission;

• the O.J. Simpson criminal trial;

• the death of Victoria Arellano at an INS Detention Facility in San Pedro. phone(323)574-9197 or 011 664-682-9197


About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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