Jason Bosch: A MasterMind takes his show on the road

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Jason Bosch is a MasterMind, one of those artistic adventurers not just exploring the political/cultural landscape of this town, but changing it. For his efforts, he was honored with a 2009 MasterMind award.

And soon the founder of ArgusFest will be taking his show on the road, working with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign.

Earlier this month, Bosch was in New Orleans, where he attended a planning meeting for the campaign's upcoming March to Fulfill the Dream, slated to leave New Orleans on April 4, the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and arrive in Detroit on June 22, the first day of the 2010 U.S. Social Forum. "Few people know that when King was assassinated in 1968, he and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were organizing a poor people's march from Mississippi to D.C.," Bosch says. "The march went forward a month later without King."

This one won't go on without Bosch: "We're a ragtag bunch of people," he admits, with a lot of work to do. Bosch is helping to plan the march as well as some of the satellite projects that will go on across the country during those weeks.

Although the march will follow many of MLK's original plans, its going to start in post-Katrina New Orleans, where the people's needs are stark. "I think it's going to be an incredibly historic event," Bosch says. "The disparity between rich and poor is beyond what anybody imagined." But he'll have plenty of time -- and space -- to document it on the twelve-week, 2,300-mile trek.

Bosch will be holding a fundraising show for the walk on Saturday, January 30, at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street; learn more by clicking here. For additional information on the march, go to www.economichumanrights.org.

Westword will announce the 2010 class of MasterMinds at Artopia, on February 20.

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