CultureStr/ke

CultureStrike seeks to support the national and global arts movement around immigration. We are a network of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural workers who want to fight anti-immigrant hate by bringing out the stories of migrants and creating counter-narratives about migration. Read more at culturestrike.net
This Friday in #SanFrancisco, @favianna1 will be part of this FREE event. You must RSVP to be admitted free, go to this link:ybca.org/ideas-north-and-south-border MEX I AM live it to believe it is the first festival of its kind in the Bay Area, showcasing the best performing arts, culture, and ideas from Mexico. This four-day multi-disciplinary festival will feature some of the best Mexican performers from various genres and traditions, as well as presentations from some of the brightest and most influential Mexicans in their fields of expertise around the world. More info at this link:ybca.org/mex-i-am

This Friday in #SanFrancisco, @favianna1 will be part of this FREE event. You must RSVP to be admitted free, go to this link:
ybca.org/ideas-north-and-south-border
MEX I AM live it to believe it is the first festival of its kind in the Bay Area, showcasing the best performing arts, culture, and ideas from Mexico. This four-day multi-disciplinary festival will feature some of the best Mexican performers from various genres and traditions, as well as presentations from some of the brightest and most influential Mexicans in their fields of expertise around the world. More info at this link:
ybca.org/mex-i-am

This Saturday Aug. 2nd, Sonia Guinansaca is speaking at the “Not Just Talk: Radical Women Creating Resilient Communities Summit”. It is an amazing event in the ‪Bronx‬, NY. Free, child care provided, child programming, and also they will be revealing their The South Bronx Mobile ‪#‎Market‬ donated from Green Mountain Energy Company. Thank you @tanyadf for inviting me as a speaker. *Registration is free but required. Donations are always appreciated. Go to this link for more: theblkprojek.org/notjusttalk2014registration

This Saturday Aug. 2nd, Sonia Guinansaca is speaking at the “Not Just Talk: Radical Women Creating Resilient Communities Summit”. It is an amazing event in the ‪Bronx‬, NY. Free, child care provided, child programming, and also they will be revealing their The South Bronx Mobile ‪#‎Market‬ donated from Green Mountain Energy Company. Thank you @tanyadf for inviting me as a speaker. *Registration is free but required. Donations are always appreciated. Go to this link for more: theblkprojek.org/notjusttalk2014registration

Banner via Women & Children Welcoming Committee in #Houston #TX( via Facebook). #uac #refugeekids #activism #art #artists #artivism #art4 #humanrights #imawitness #immigration #latism #migrantrights #socialjustice

Banner via Women & Children Welcoming Committee in #Houston #TX( via Facebook). #uac #refugeekids #activism #art #artists #artivism #art4 #humanrights #imawitness #immigration #latism #migrantrights #socialjustice

#Repost from @jose__estrada —- Protest at the Hilton today in Houston, TX, Gov. Perry wants to send more troops to the border , yep that means millions of tax payers money. Your money….. but the thing is that the influx of “Immigrants” at the moment are Young Children. To know about whats going and tomorrows action at 11am. I’ll post a link In my bio in about an Hour. Let me know if you can go. At 10:30 to 1pm. #TheSignSaysIt …. 

#Repost from @jose__estrada —- Protest at the Hilton today in Houston, TX, Gov. Perry wants to send more troops to the border , yep that means millions of tax payers money. Your money….. but the thing is that the influx of “Immigrants” at the moment are Young Children. To know about whats going and tomorrows action at 11am. I’ll post a link In my bio in about an Hour. Let me know if you can go. At 10:30 to 1pm. #TheSignSaysIt …. 

"Torn Apart": humanrightswatch and the photographer Platon recently released an immigration photo feature on the websites of timemagazine and Human Rights Watch: bit.ly/tornapart Marta Garcia left Mexico for the United States more than 20 years ago, settling in California with her husband and her three children, all US citizens. Marta said her application to gain legal status through her husband was pending, and she thought she could reenter the US legally after leaving to take care of her dying mother in Mexico. But she was arrested by immigration authorities and ultimately deported. Under current law, Marta has little hope of legally rejoining her family in the US. Sitting in a migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico in August 2013, she said, “I want to be with my children and watch them succeed.” See more photos and read more stories at this link: bit.ly/tornapart

"Torn Apart": humanrightswatch and the photographer Platon recently released an immigration photo feature on the websites of timemagazine and Human Rights Watch:
bit.ly/tornapart
Marta Garcia left Mexico for the United States more than 20 years ago, settling in California with her husband and her three children, all US citizens. Marta said her application to gain legal status through her husband was pending, and she thought she could reenter the US legally after leaving to take care of her dying mother in Mexico. But she was arrested by immigration authorities and ultimately deported. Under current law, Marta has little hope of legally rejoining her family in the US. Sitting in a migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico in August 2013, she said, “I want to be with my children and watch them succeed.”
See more photos and read more stories at this link:
bit.ly/tornapart

"Torn Apart": humanrightswatch and the photographer Platon recently released an immigration photo feature on the websites of timemagazine and Human Rights Watch: bit.ly/tornapart In 2010, border guards beat and shocked Anastasio Hernandez Rojas with a stun gun at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego, California. He died three days later. An autopsy report ruled his death a homicide, with hypertension and methamphetamines as contributing factors. Rojas had been deported a few months earlier and was apprehended when he tried to rejoin his family, including his wife, Maria Puga, and their 7-year-old twins, Daniela and Daniel, pictured here near the wall where their father was beaten. Puga, who has successfully demanded a governmental investigation into her husband’s death, says, “I want my kids to grow up peacefully, not with bitterness. That is why I continue to search for justice.” See more photos and read more stories at this link: bit.ly/tornapart

"Torn Apart": humanrightswatch and the photographer Platon recently released an immigration photo feature on the websites of timemagazine and Human Rights Watch:
bit.ly/tornapart
In 2010, border guards beat and shocked Anastasio Hernandez Rojas with a stun gun at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego, California. He died three days later. An autopsy report ruled his death a homicide, with hypertension and methamphetamines as contributing factors. Rojas had been deported a few months earlier and was apprehended when he tried to rejoin his family, including his wife, Maria Puga, and their 7-year-old twins, Daniela and Daniel, pictured here near the wall where their father was beaten. Puga, who has successfully demanded a governmental investigation into her husband’s death, says, “I want my kids to grow up peacefully, not with bitterness. That is why I continue to search for justice.”
See more photos and read more stories at this link:
bit.ly/tornapart

#Repost from @ramirogomezjr —- The People will speak for themselves “Maria raises her fists” acrylic on cardboard 2013

#Repost from @ramirogomezjr —- The People will speak for themselves “Maria raises her fists” acrylic on cardboard 2013

The #Culturestrike crew is (nearly) all together in #NYC for our twice monthly staff meeting, planning some great things. #Face2face beats #GooglePlusHangouts any day! (at Asian American Writers’ Workshop)

The #Culturestrike crew is (nearly) all together in #NYC for our twice monthly staff meeting, planning some great things. #Face2face beats #GooglePlusHangouts any day! (at Asian American Writers’ Workshop)

"Torn Apart": humanrightswatch and the photographer Platon recently released an immigration photo feature on the websites of timemagazine and Human Rights Watch: bit.ly/tornapart Melida Ruiz, a 52-year-old grandmother, photographed with her 19-year-old daughter, Mercedez, and her one-year-old grandson, Christopher. Melida, a lawful permanent resident, has lived in the United States since 1981. Melida was held in immigration detention for seven months in 2011 fighting deportation based on a 2002 misdemeanor drug conviction, her sole conviction in more than 30 years of residence in the United States. In granting her application for cancellation of removal, and allowing her to remain in the United States, an immigration judge found that her one conviction was “out of character.” The months of detention away from her family were difficult. She considered giving up and agreeing to be deported voluntarily. “The only thing keeping me strong was my kids,” she said. See more photos and read more stories at this link: 
bit.ly/tornapart

"Torn Apart": humanrightswatch and the photographer Platon recently released an immigration photo feature on the websites of timemagazine and Human Rights Watch: 
bit.ly/tornapart
Melida Ruiz, a 52-year-old grandmother, photographed with her 19-year-old daughter, Mercedez, and her one-year-old grandson, Christopher. Melida, a lawful permanent resident, has lived in the United States since 1981. Melida was held in immigration detention for seven months in 2011 fighting deportation based on a 2002 misdemeanor drug conviction, her sole conviction in more than 30 years of residence in the United States. In granting her application for cancellation of removal, and allowing her to remain in the United States, an immigration judge found that her one conviction was “out of character.” The months of detention away from her family were difficult. She considered giving up and agreeing to be deported voluntarily. “The only thing keeping me strong was my kids,” she said. See more photos and read more stories at this link: 

bit.ly/tornapart