Join us for a night of toys and tales around the importance of immigration and the struggle for equity and rights within the American Dream with DREAMers Bintou Darboe and Francisca Carmona Pereda; cultural anchor and owner of Kings Gift Shop Zheng Gang Shu and store manager Marcia Lopez; and artist mentor Michael Paul Britto.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 31, 2018, 7:00PM - 9:00PM.
Location: Kings Gift Shop
6 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468
THE BRONX SPEAKS: DREAMERS gives voice to the future of our country: students, activists, community builders and artists who are the (un)documented “Dreamers” along with the local immigrant-based businesses that are founded and run by our community leaders. Our “Cultural Anchors” that keep culture, diversity and equity thriving in our neighborhoods. Together, they tell their stories that describe the crucial role of immigration in US culture and society, across multiple artistic platforms such as poetry, spoken word, visual art, movement, dance, music, song, writing, and video.
The goals of this intergenerational program are to foster community building, to underscore the critical cultural and socio-economic importance of immigration as well to to support CUNY Dreamers / the Dream Act, undocumented Bronxites, Bronx-based, local businesses as well as artists. Bronx Speaks: Dreamers aims to preserve and sustain immigrant cultural community anchors, support local artists and give voice to the views and experiences of local Bronxites.