Bronx Speaks: Dreamers - Images, Icons & Identity in Migration
Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DREAMer Vanna Valdez, cultural anchor and owner of Botanica San Elias, Juan Carlos Bisono; and artist mentors Angel Franco during workshop. Photo by Argenis Apolinario.



Join us for an afternoon of images and storytelling around the importance of immigration and the struggle for equity and rights within the American Dream with DREAMers Lupita RomeroJanet Perez and Vanna Valdez; cultural anchor and owner of Botanica San Elias, Juan Carlos Bisono; and artist mentors Angel Franco and Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja.


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Location: Botanica San Elias
1326 Jerome Avenue, 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.
Photo courtesy of Botanica San Elias.

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