The Young Gifted and Black Coalition out of Madison, WI, has been making public calls for reduced policing and incarceration through rallies, marches, and speakers for months, and OLB was excited to have the opportunity to finally join them in their fight last Friday night. When we arrived, we laid our lights out and almost immediately people … Continue reading An Evening with Young Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison
Two of us were sitting around having a beer last night, and thought it would be fun to set a challenge for President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Each of us had access to our archive of OLB pictures from the past three years. Our idea was to live-tweet pictures from past bridge and … Continue reading Online Performance Activism
There is nothing more powerful for community building than breaking bread together. Conflict Kitchen is an art and food project in Pittsburgh that focusses on serving cuisine from areas with which the U.S is in conflict. Currently, they are focussing on Palestine, though have served the foods of Afghanistan, North Korea, Cuba and Iran in … Continue reading Conflict Kitchen
David Dunlap is a one-man art movement out of Iowa City, practicing what is now known as “social practice” way before anyone coined the term. We’ve long admired his work invoking the visionary and spiritual power of social justice leaders. History tends to sanitize these iconic figures, and David’s work brings back some of their … Continue reading A Suit for MLK Jr.
Overpass Light Brigade has undergone a facelift to become more mobile-friendly and add a section for news stories and other posts of interest. Watch this space! More coming soon!