ARTivism Basel: FLIC Will Be at Art Basel Supporting Immigrant Youth

29 Nov

Immigrant Youth DREAM for a better Florida

December 3rd will be our night, we’re taking Art Basel!

December 3rd, 6PM – 10PM

Collins Park, Miami Beach, FL (map attached)

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FLIC is thrilled to be participating in the Public Art Series, at Collins Park in Miami Beach, FL, through the generosity of two Los Angeles-based socially-conscious artists: Olga Koumoundouros and Andrea Bowers. Olga and Andrea will be incorporating our two largest campaigns, “We Are Florida” and “CCA Go Away,” into the outdoor exhibit on the beach.

The night will be dedicated to immigrant youth and their dreams for an education. We will raise awareness about the need for in-state tuition legislation in Florida, and raise funds for the SWER DREAM Fund to help youth pay for college.
The surprises of the night will include a theater performance by Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER), live art with Arizona-based youth activist Ernesto Yerena, as well as drinks and live music by Haitian-American roots band MAWON.
LIVE ART AND SIGN-MAKING PARTY: Ernesto Yerena, a young immigrant rights ARTivist, will be joining us all the way from Arizona. Yerena, a chicano artist, created the famous image for the Alto Arizona campaign. He will offer a workshop for youth and will teach us how to do stencil signs for our next in-state tuition campaign.
Guillermo Reyes, a Florida DREAMer and member of SWER, will paint our surprise We are Florida mural. Everyone will be invited to contribute something to our mural.
ANTI SB1070 DANCE:  An incredible dance team from Lake Worth will perform their “Anti SB1070” dance, to educate people about the effects of anti-immigrant laws like the ones in Arizona or Alabama.
THEATER: Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER) will be performing their famous Theater of the Oppressed piece: “Immigrant Money Making Machine,” (link to video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSdATEx8p-A). A perfect piece to educate Art Basel visitors about the for-profit prison industry and their business of locking up immigrants.

LIVE MUSIC AND PARTY: Our friends from MAWON, a Haitian-American Miami-based roots band, will be performing live for us. We will also have “Herencia Maya”, a marimba band from Homestead.

The exhibit will be open the entire week of Art Basel, from November 30th to December 4th. Please stop and take a look at the featured images from the “We Are Florida” campaign.

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