Arizona Storytellers: Identity & Immigration

Oct 27, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ
Event Summary

Join azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and Alliance Bank of Arizona as we celebrate the new art installation at the Desert Botanical Garden by Mexican artist Margarita Cabrera. 

Space in Between-Arizona centers on the creation of artworks and promotion of cultural dialogues revolving around themes related to community, craft, immigration, cultural identity, labor practices, and sustainability. Cabrera will lead workshops with communities from the Arizona region to create soft sculptures of desert plants made from recycled Border Patrol uniforms and embroidered with personal stories of immigration.

The artwork will be displayed at the Desert Botanical Garden from October 7 – February 12, 2017 and will be the launch for a national traveling exhibition the following year. 

 

Emcee:  Megan Finnerty, founder of the Storytellers Project

Co-emcee:  Daniel González, reporter covering immigration and Latino issues for The Arizona Republic.

Featured tellers:

Laura Gomez-Rodriguez, reporter covering politics, business, and MCSO for La Voz

Alfredo Gutierrez, longtime activist and former Arizona senator, author of "To Sin Against Hope: How America Has Failed its Immigrants."

Theotis Sharpe, Wells Fargo treasury management sales analyst

Claudia Zanes, business consultant

Cindi K-Harbottle, retired airline attendant  

 

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Accessibility Note: If you require ASL Interpretation Services for this event or a future Storytellers event, or if you require accommodations related to mobility or seating, contact Alexus Rhone at arhone@gannett.com. 

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Event Details

Thank you for joining us for Arizona Storytellers Project!

Here are additional details to make your storytellers experience spectacular:  

 

  • Tickets available are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Our nights typically sell out. 
  • A limited number of tickets may be offered for purchase at the door.
  • We accept only credit. 
  • Event check-in starts at 6 p.m. Stories begin promptly at 7 p.m.
  • Seating at the event is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Got an idea for an Arizona Storytellers topic or want to share your story? Visit storytellersproject.net. 

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Desert Botanical Garden
1201
North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ, 85008

Oct 27, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Organizer
azcentral.com

 

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