"Aqui y Alla: MIgration, Art, and Social Justice - Film screening and Panel discussion on Immigration and Art"Aqui y Alla: MIgration, Art, and Social Justice - Film screening and Panel discussion on Immigration and Arthttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/237341Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Library 2242013-04-12T19:00:002013-04-12T21:00:00
April 12, 7:00PM–9:00PM
Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Library 224
“Aquí y Allá” chronicles a transnational public art project that connected Mexican immigrant students in Philadelphia with youth in Chihuahua, Mexico; panelists will discuss immigrant rights and the critical role of art in social justice movements.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Immigration and Art “Aquí y Allá”: Migration, Art, and Social Justice Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Library 224 * Refreshments served prior to screening, 6:30pm * “Aquí y Allá” is a short documentary chronicling a transnational public art project that connected Mexican immigrant students in Philadelphia with youth in Chihuahua, Mexico to create a permanent mural in South Philadelphia. Following the film screening, the panelists will discuss the immigrant rights movement and the critical role art plays in the struggle for social justice. Panelists: Michelle Angela Ortíz Creator, Director, and Lead Artist of the “Aquí y Allá” Mural Project Erika Almirón Executive Director of JUNTOS, a Latino immigrant community-led non-profit organization in Philadelphia Amada Armenta Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania Moderator: Jennifer Harford Vargas Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bryn Mawr College * Reception following the panel in the Thomas London Room * These events are made possible by the generous support of the Bryn Mawr College Center for Visual Culture, the departments of English, History of Art, Spanish, and Growth and Structure of Cities, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Pensby Center, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the Center for Social Science, the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures, and the 1902 Lecture Fund. Additional support provided by Enlace and the Intercultural Center, Swarthmore College.
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