Immigration Nation: A Public Conversation Valuing Difference

When:
August 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-08-03T19:00:00+00:00
2017-08-03T21:00:00+00:00
Where:
The Urbano Project
29 Germania St Bldg F
Boston
MA 02130
Contact:
Ami Bennitt

Join WBUR’s Louise Kennedy for a public conversation on the value of and challenges to Boston’s rich, immigrant community. Inspired by Dorchester artist Nora Valdez’ visual art exhibition IMMIGRATION NATION (featuring 400 suitcases that visually share immigration stories of Bostonians), this talk welcomes guest panelists Alejandra St. Guillen (Director of Immigrant Advancement, City of Boston), Anthony Marino (Director of Legal Services, Irish International Immigration Center), and creator of the IMMIGRATION NATION exhibition, Nora Valdez. IMMIGRATION NATION is funded by New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program, made possible by the Barr Foundation with additional funding from the Boston Foundation.

This event is bilingual. Spanish interpretation will be available.
Este evento será bilingüe. Interpretación en español disponible.

The exhibition is extended through August 5, 2017.

Free admission, registration encouraged:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-nation-a-public-conversation-tickets-36513315309

Video feature on Univision:
http://www.univision.com/musica/ulab-sessions/immigration-nation-immigrants-are-the-backbone-of-this-country-video

Critic’s pick in the Boston Globe:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2017/06/22/the-ticket-arts-events-this-week/4sJ5YF4ktKVc2XbwfgUEGO/story.html

Feature in El Planeta:
http://elplaneta.com/news/2017/may/10/jamaica-plain-cientos-de-maletas-rendiran-honor-lo/

Feature in the Jamaica Plain News:

Art Installation Features 400 Suitcases Showcasing Journeys of American Immigrants

Feature in the Bay State Banner:
http://baystatebanner.com/news/2017/jul/19/immigration-nation/

To learn more about IMMIGRATION NATION:
https://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/programs/creative-city
http://urbanoproject.org/new-page-47-1
http://www.wbur.org/inside

This discussion is presented by WBUR, The Urbano Project, and New England Foudation for the Arts’ Creative City Program.