Join us for a night of personal histories and hair sculpting around the importance of immigration and the struggle for equity and rights within the American Dream with DREAMer DREAMers Haide Manila and Andrea Resendiz Gomez; “gatekeepers,” local immigrant food vendors Ana Severino and Eligio Almonte Agente; cultural anchor and owner of Angela’s Salon, Angela Santana; and artist mentor Borinquen Gallo.
Location: 1175 Grand Concourse #3, Bronx, NY 10452
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.