Mural in downtown Asheville NC in historic Eagle Market African-American neighborhood. More info here.
Via Favianna Rodriguez: “This art piece depicts two people working in collaboration, moving intently toward the future. The characters have their hands extended, a gesture to display openness and community building. The river symbolically alludes to both challenges and resiliency. You can find this and more of my art at this link:
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, Favianna Rodriguez is going to be in SouthCentral with Community Coalition for their Arts Festival tomorrow. Favianna going to be doing a talk with Jasiri X and Mike de la Rocha discussing the mass incarceration of our communities. The event is free and family friendly.
via Jose Antonio Vargas on Facebook: Cartoon by Hector Curriel, a Peruvian immigrant who lives in South Dakota, “How can you not see potential?”
via US Uncut on Facebook. Anyone know the artist?
via RAICES on Facebook: “Children’s safety is not an immigration issue… It’s a #RefugeeCrisis.”
—Immigration Poems - Grandchildren of the United Fruit Company
LISTEN (click arrow). Read more here.
This next Friday, Favianna Rodriguez be at the deyoungmuseum in San Francisco unveiling a new piece. This evening is going to be DOPE! There will be butterfly activities for children, an art bar for families, and live music from Los Cenzontles. Friday, July 25th - All Ages - 6:30 - 8:30 pm. More info at this link: bit.ly/favi_july25
—Community Groups Help Immigrants Settle Amid Political, Legal Turmoil
Listen: Community Groups Help Immigrants Settle Amid Political, Legal Turmoil. During the Central American civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s, U.S. aid groups were established to assist the large number of migrants. Now those same groups, like El Rescate in Los Angeles, are helping to assist the large number of unaccompanied Central American children illegally entering the U.S.