Gateway: An Artistic Response to the Immigration Crisis
September 5 – September 30, 2010
Harlem Gateway II Loft Building, 2082 Lexington Avenue at 126th Street, Floors 1 & 2, New York
(4/5 Express to 125th Street & walk 1 block north, or 2/3 to 125th Street & walk 4 blocks east & 1 block north)
Film Screening & dialogue with filmmaker Roy Germano!
The Other Side of Immigration
Thursday, September 30th, 7:30-9:00pm
The Other Side of Immigration is an award-winning documentary based on interviews with people in the Mexican countryside. The film explores why so many people leave small Mexican towns to work in the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. By understanding “the other side” of the story, we’ll begin to think about new and more creative ways the U.S. and Mexican governments can work together to solve our undocumented immigration problem. Roy Germano holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the university’s highest honor for a graduate student. Dr. Germano has conducted extensive research in the Mexican countryside with support from the National Science Foundation. His dissertation advances a unique theory about the billions of dollars Mexican immigrants send home every year.
Gateway: An Artistic Response to Immigration presented by Art for Change, is a group art exhibition featuring all new artworks exploring immigration issues made specifically for the exhibition in a huge loft space by artists Esperanza Cortes, Aissa H. Deebi, Roberto De Jesus, Laura F. Gibellini, Marissa A. Gutiérrez-Vicario, Alejandro Endoke Makuendo Guzman, Gabriel Pacheco, Tara Parsons, Michael Pribich, Elisa Pritzker, Gabriel Reese, Nancy Saleme, Michael Sherman, and Christina Stahr.
Art for Change is a non-profit (501c3) organization that provides a forum for creating innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice. For more information on the exhibition or artists, please contact Alyssa Fridgen at 347-804-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Art for Change, please visit: www.artforchange.org.