Join us for food, music, and artist presentations at the House of Neighborly Services!
Presentation of public art series, The Disappeared by Guadalupe Serrano Quiñonez.
Screening of After/Life followed by talk by Puck Lo and Aguilas del Desierto.
About the Art Project:
The Disappeared Art Project is an effort to bring attention to the crisis of death and disappearance in the borderlands.
La Coalición de Derechos Humanos partnered with No More Deaths to document the ways that border enforcement agencies disappear border crossers on a daily basis in the series of reports: The Disappeared: How U.S. Enforcement Agencies are Fueling a Missing Persons Crisis. This art project is in conjunction with the Disappeared reports as a public mode of communication and connection between the crisis and the public.
Nogales-based artist Guadalupe Serrano Quiñonez of Taller Yonke has partnered with La Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths to create ten life-size figures that depict migration and disappearance. Each free-standing figure will be placed across Tucson in public locations including Antigone, YWCA, Fortin de Las Flores, the Historic Y, House of Neighborly Services, La Pilita.
About the film:
In the Arizona desert by the Mexican border, the US simulates war and bombs fake Middle Eastern villages. Meanwhile, Border Patrol checkpoints push migrants walking across the border into these and other dangerous areas — and a group of volunteers from San Diego comb the desert monthly, seeking missing family members, friends, and strangers.