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'Normalize Radical: A 10 Year Photo Retrospective By Johnny Nguyen'


  • WHEN Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1 p.m.
  • WHERE Hill Street Country Club, 530 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

The Hill Street Country Club is proud and excited to share the work of Johnny Nguyen with our community. Over the last 10 years, Nguyen has traveled across the United States with his film camera - not only capturing the beauty and the tragedy of 21st century activism, but also as an ally in the fight for a better future for our country.

This series of photographs are essential in our efforts to accurately depict the realities of frontline activism, from the Occupy Wall Street days to the recent resurgence and uproar against police brutality. Photography serves as a physical memory, a record of history.

Often times art can compel us to take a form of action. Johnny's ability to depict motion within many images, is done with meaningful intention. All the triumphs of this year have been because of that motion, that movement which we are all creating in order to achieve an equitable country to be a part of. There has never been a better time to "Normalize Radical" than now.

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Social distancing inside of the gallery will be practiced. Only 5 guests will be permitted in the gallery at a time in order to protect our patrons and our team. Masks will be required inside the gallery at all times and are encouraged outside while around others.

Refreshments and seating areas will be provided outside of the gallery in order to maintain a safe environment for everyone. This is a free but donations are appreciated. A portion of proceeds made from sales will directly benefit 'Kumeeyay Defense Against the Wall'.

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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