Recently, APASA along with nine other assemblies and committees successfully hosted Cultural Art Expo: Strength in Struggle. From embroidery to reusable bag decorating, students and art connoisseurs alike lined up to appreciate work from artists and performers of color. Not to mention, there was a beautiful layout of vegan food, Dulce donuts, and mocktails courtesy of our very own APASA e-boarders.
Each artist had their own unique works of art in various forms. Some of the art showcased included murals from San Antonio, Texas, woodburning, wardrobe fashion, and even architectural design with an emphasis on affordable housing. The performers also brought life to the event. APASA, BSA, LSA, and QUASA were all represented as students performed original songs, choreographed dances, and a drag performance.
For me, Cultural Art Expo was the culmination of everything I had hoped we would be able to create at USC. With talk of intersectionality around every corner, the event truly gave proof that communities of color could not just coexist, but thrive alongside each other for a common goal: art and expression.
Having helped see this event through from its simple beginnings to now, it makes me proud to have seen so much enjoyment from a variety of different communities. While I could go on and on about how great this event was, perhaps I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. As we know, a picture is worth a thousand words, but we only really need one to describe Cultural Art Expo: Beautiful.