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We Are You Project International Exhibit
We Are You Symposium | Saturday, September 13, 10 am - 3 pm
Gallery Tour with Artists: 3 - 4 pm
Reception in gallery: 4 - 6 pm
The We Are You Project is a comprehensive coast-to-coast exhibition featuring 30 world-renowned artists addressing current Latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions in the U.S. The unique transcultural project was coordinated by Dr. Andrea Herrera (WEST), Daisy McConnell, Director, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, and Raúl Villarreal, Chair, We Are You Project International exhibition/events committee. The exhibit and symposium are sponsored by UCCS Women's and Ethnic Studies Program, the UCCS Center for Government & the Individual, and The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion.
The exhibit and symposium are sponsored by UCCS Women's and Ethnic Studies Program, the UCCS Center for Government & the Individual, and The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion.
According to We Are You Project International, the artists were motivated to participate in the Colorado exhibition to highlight inaction on U.S. immigration reform, the plight of 50,000 undocumented Central American child refugees awaiting entry to the U.S. and increasing violence in the U.S. against Latino/as. The dilemmas confronting 21st Century Latino/as are addressed by many of the artists.
About We Are You Project International
Founded in 2005 by Duda Penteado, a Brazilian-American artist and filmmaker, Carlos Hernandez, a Puerto-Rican and former President of New Jersey City University, and Mario Tapia, a Chilean-American, and President of The Latino Center on Aging, the We Are You Project is a comprehensive Latino/a arts initiative. It focuses on current Latino/a socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions; and reflects the triumphs, achievements, risks and challenges affecting all Latino/as within and outside the U.S.
Led by Lillian Hernandez, President, the exhibit combines visual art, poetry, music, performance art, and film. For more information, visit http://www.weareyouproject.org/6201.html.
Image Credit: Joe Peña, "The First Mexican on Mars", 2014. Oil on paper, 6 ¾" x 7 ½"