Sanctuary: a place of refuge or safety.
The American Dream: a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.
Creative Arts Workshop invites all artists, activists, makers, filmmakers, creators, thinkers, shakers and dreamers to share their artistic voice through this national open call for the unjuried curated art exhibition “ Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream.” While the exhibition will primarily focus on the display of visual and performing artwork, we are also collecting scholarship and writing by writers, poets, activists, academics, musicians, social workers, lawyers, law enforcement officers, sociologists, psychologists, health care providers, service workers, architects and other individuals working in non-art sectors who are contemplating the challenges the immigrant community has been facing.
We invite you to explore themes of cultural identity, belonging, home, issues of place, dislocation, human rights and morality under this theme.
This exhibition is free and welcome to all.
We believe on creating a platform for all to come together while utilizing the arts as its main vehicle and bringing our voices together to build a better community, and world.
Opening reception October 3, 2019, 6-8 pm
Details and Programming to follow.
“Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream “ is generously funded by the International Association of New Haven, the City of New Haven and Suzio-York Hill.
Want to be a sponsor for this event or a program? Please email Luciana McClure Mcclure.firstname.lastname@example.org