Carving Through Borders: Discrimination, Immigration, and Citizenship
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 The College of Visual and Performing Arts along with the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University presented “Carving Through Borders: Discrimination, Immigration, and Citizenship.” This was an unique collaborative event that explored the experience of immigration through the lenses of activist artistic expression and policy discussion. It provided the audience the opportunity to examine the artistic expression of discrimination experienced by Mexicans and to discuss the real tensions in American society and policy relating to immigration and citizenship. An exhibition of banners with a reception and music provided by Samba Laranja: the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble took place in the Joseph A. Strasser Commons, Eggers Hall. This was followed by a panel discussion featuring a prominent Mexican artist and scholars in social justice art and political science. Catherine Gerard, Director of PARCC, was the moderator and panelists were: Kristi Andersen, Chapple Family Professor, Meredith Professor, Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence in Political Science, Holly Greenberg, Associate Professor of Printmaking in the School of Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Santiago Armengod, Mexican City-based printmaker whose artwork addresses the urgency of radical change, and Andrew Saluti, Assistant Director of Syracuse University Art Galleries.
If you did not make it to campus for this event the banners will be on display through October 8th in the Joseph A. Strasser Commons, on the second floor of Eggers Hall and you can watch the video of the panel discussion: