On Saturday Rebel Girl returned to her feminist performance arts roots and took to the streets of Santa Ana to bear witness to the 43 students of Iguala, Mexico who have been disappeared, as they say, for over a month now. The occasion was the Noche de Altares, Santa Ana's popular observance of El Dia de los Muertos.
Rebel Girl is wearing a costume she sewed and painted herself, made of newspapers and fliers over a thrift store petticoat.
|She was stopped throughout the afternoon and evening by people who wanted photos.|
When Rebel Girl used to do performance art protest like this, it was often in settings where one was not so welcomed. On Saturday, she was so welcomed. It seemed to be the perfect occasion for this. And she didn't have to say anything for the most part. Everyone knew what she was and why she was there and they wanted her to be there.
A demonstration has been called on Thursday November 20 at the Mexican Consulate in Santa Ana. Meet at Cabrillo Park at 4:00 and march to the Consulate.