Anyone interested in Alameda County legal history may want to consider a visit to the Oakland Museum of California’s show – “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing.”
The show (extended through August 27) includes some of the images Lange took in the Alameda County courts in the 1950’s for an assignment from Life magazine. The series purpose was to document the actions of the Alameda County Public Defender’s office. Life never published the photos.
Image – Dorothea Lange, Defender, Mother with Baby, 1957, OMCA, Gift of Paul S. Taylor
Centro Legal de La Raza, an East Bay legal aid organization, has collaborated with renowned artist Micah Bazant, NASP, Forward Together and City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, to create public art installations to promote conversations around immigration, and what migrating really means for individuals and families. The art features women and children who have sought refuge in this country, and who form part of the community that Centro Legal serves.
The exhibit will be open at Centro Legal’s offices (3400 E.12th Street) starting July 6th, and is currently displayed at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco (261 Columbus Avenue).
This week’s image accompanies this post.
New exhibit now at the Alameda County Law Library ACLL is opened Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. We are located at 125 12th Street in Oakland.