Camden FireWorks’ mission is to use art to create social change. Our current exhibition, Thom Goertel’s Tiempo y Belleza highlights the women – luchadoras – of Cuernavaca, Mexico who chose to stay, despite the hardships they have endured. However, we are compelled to also highlight the ones who left. Since the mid 1990’s, thousands of people have died and disappeared while crossing the U.S./Mexico border.
In partnership with Rutgers Camden, Camden FireWorks requests volunteers to help us remember the lives lost in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18th, we invite you to hear from Dr. Jason De Leon of the Undocumented Migration Project whose participatory exhibition, Hostile Terrain 94, raises awareness and remembrance of the people who perished along the border. Participants will complete identification tags with information about those who died in search of a better life. (Dinner is provided.)
Come and be part of this powerful moment of witnessing.
*Due to the sensitive topic being discussed, this event is suited for ages 16 and older.
Registration is suggested but not required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hostile-terrain-94-community-project-tickets-298806938597