Atlan Arceo-Witzl is a Mexican-American visual artist and creator whose work is concerned with everyday rituals, icons, symbols, objects, and language. He is a graduate of Skidmore College with a BS in Studio Art, concentrating in printmaking, sculpture and drawing. He lives in Chicago, IL pursuing a career in the arts and enjoying the fascinating human game of communication.
Atlan Arceo-Witzl, We Must Fight For All Black Lives, Serigraph
Intersectional Black liberation must be at the heart of our current anti-racism movement. We must fight for all Black lives and oppressed peoples in solidarity with our co-conspirators. As a young Mexican-American or Chicanx man, I live with the experience of being in between multiple identities as all of us do. The important part is how we address the positionality we inhabit by acknowledging our privileges, our strengths, our weaknesses, and how we can work to dismantle kyriarchal systems of oppression, however they manifest – from the monumental to the individual. We must uplift the voices in leadership of those most oppressed by said systems who demand equity, who demand accountability and restorative justice. We either work for everyone simultaneously or we work to perpetuate the current power structures upheld by the older, White, heterosexual, cis-gendered, able-bodied, wealthy, Christian, men who founded this nation to protect their personal interests.