Join us during launch week

InSight Magazine will be holding a launch week consisting of various events in celebration of our inaugural publication this April. Events held throughout the week will be open to UCI and the larger community.

Art Gallery

Week-Long Art Gallery

Date: April 20 – 27
Location: Viewpoint Gallery in UC Irvine Student Center

A week long gallery in which we will showcase the artwork and photography of our collaborators. We encourage everyone to come see the work and pick up a copy of the magazine.

Reception & Panel

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InSight Magazine Launch Reception + Panel on Homelessness

Date: April 24
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Viewpoint Gallery in UC Irvine Student Center

After a year of preparation, the inaugural publication of InSight Magazine is finally ready to launch— a new student-run publication exploring poverty and inequality in Southern California. The team invites you all to their launch event. The event will include an opening gallery reception at the Viewpoint Gallery in the UC Irvine Student Center. Snacks will be provided.

6:00-7:00 PM – Reception
7:00-8:00 PM – Panel
8:00-8:30 PM – Q&A

Following the gallery reception, InSight Magazine will host a panel exploring the issue of homelessness within Southern California. The diverse panel of speakers include:

Kaleb Havens

Kaleb Havens is an activist and member of LA Catholic Worker, fighting for homeless rights. He recently engaged in a 46-day hunger & housing strike in Skid Row to protest against the city and county of Los Angeles and their failure to care for the needs of the homeless community and housing crisis affecting the city.

Patrick Hogan

Patrick Hogan is an activist and writer for the homeless in Orange County. His experiences living on the OC Riverbed have translated into his written work exploring personal stories and solutions to homelessness.

Sheena Innocente

Sheena Innocente, formerly homeless in Orange County, is now a social worker. A UCLA MSW graduate, Innocente works on policy-related research intended to increase the availability of low-income housing in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Mohammed Aly

Mohammed Aly is a local attorney & the founder of Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition. With a deeply rooted passion for homeless people, Aly advocates for civil rights for the homeless.

Brooke Weitzman

Brooke Weitzman is an attorney at the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center in Santa Ana and a UC Irvine School of Law alumni. She is an advocate for the prevention of the removal of homeless encampments along the Santa Ana Riverbed.

The panel will be moderated by Aditi Mayer, EIC of InSight Magazine.

Identity & Media: Q&A

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Identity & Media: Q&A with UndocuMedia’s Founders:

Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Viewpoint Gallery in UC Irvine Student Center

Join us for a Q&A with Justino Mora and Ivan Ceja, the co-founders of UndocuMedia. DREAMers are harnessing the power of social media to reshape the narrative around immigration while forging alliances with other social-justice groups. UndocuMedia was created to share information, through various forms of media, that pertains to legislation that addresses and affects the undocumented community. The nonprofit that has functioned primarily as a means of social media organization: with large followings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

The platform has since evolved to become a social media platform to talk about a wide array of issues beyond just the undocumented community. In this Q&A, we will learn more about the co-founders’ journey in growing the platform, how they maintain intersectionality within their movement, and the triumphs and obstacles that come with centering one’s identity in the media they produce.

Light snacks will be provided.

Art & Activism Workshop

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Art & Activism: A Hands-On Workshop

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: Viewpoint Gallery in UC Irvine Student Center

Come explore the ties between art & activism with artist Jenny Doh. Does art have the power to generate social and political change? It’s a question that’s been discussed endlessly over the centuries, but it seems especially timely in the past few months. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to create one’s own self-portrait while discussing art’s connection with identity politics.

Light snacks will be provided.

 

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