ART AND HEALING; ON AQUI DESCANSABA BY JESSIE BURCIAGA
Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Words by Josue Rawmirez In Aqui Descansaba, on display at the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum, artist Jessie Burciaga uses art to speak on the disappearances of individuals along the frontera and to heal from his personal experience with the subject. Aqui Descansaba […]
COMMENTARY: IGNORING THE ELEPHANT, IMPERIALISM AND IMMIGRATION
One of the ugliest images of 2021 was the Border Patrol horsemen attack against dark skin Haitian immigrants in the river near Del Rio. Evoking painful parallels to centuries of state violence against Black and brown bodies in this part of the country and elsewhere.
EL RITMO FRONTERIZO: MOBILIZING THROUGH MUSIC
El Ritmo Fronterizo is a free virtual concert featuring Rio Grande Valley musicians put together by La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE). Read our interview with LUPE Organizer, event host and member of the Skags, Marco Lopez to get more insight on the event.
Advocating for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
With the help of Volunteer Child Advocates, the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights advocates for the best interests of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children facing deportation proceedings. To become a Volunteer Child Advocate, visit TheYoungCenter.org/Volunteer
The Answer to Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating Is to Welcome with Dignity
“Our community needs to embrace and welcome immigrants with respect and dignity.” Anna Sanchez. Read Sanchez’s, LUPE’s rapid response digital organizer, response to anti-immigrant actions by local and state elected officials.