Cali homegirl, Kamren Curiel, is now writing for Voto Latino‘s new blog: AMP (Arts, Music, Politics) and I wanted to share her most recent piece on the amazing work of another friend, Yadira de la Riva and her one-woman theater piece, ‘One Journey: Stitching Stories Across the Mexican “American” Border‘ (click the photo below to read full piece in The Huffington Post).
“De La Riva, who received a master’s degree from NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study in “artivism performance art as a means of cultural resistance,” conducted extensive interviews with family and community members along the border before writing the play. One Journey weaves these complex tales with music, dance, poetry and humor in an attempt to humanize the border experience.”
“I’m looking forward to the Latino community demanding immigration reform designed by us which will be inclusive of all marginalized people of this nation and backed by a long-term ideology of justice and respect for human values.”
One Journey is coming to a city near you in 2012. Find out more.