UndocuNation Atlanta


Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Gallery 1L and the American Friends Service Committee office Atlanta , GA
During the art exhibit and music showcase, local and national performing acts as well as local organizations came together to celebrate the ways in which migrants continue to shape this country’s cultural and political landscape. It was an important night to recognize the work that both artists and organizers have done to call attention to issues directly affecting undocumented and documented immigrants in the U.S. It is also important to highlight that the performers and audience reflected the face of migration and that this is not an issue that only affects undocumented Latinos. 
 
Featuring:
  • An all-star band made up of Ozomatli’s Raul Pacheco, Ceci Basida (formerly with Tijuana No) and DeVotchKa’s Shawn King
  • Local Atlanta acts Nino Augustine and The OPE Band, Ricky Simone, Beto Cacao, Kavi Vu, The Kingsmen and DJ Venez
  • Event was mc’d by nationally known undocumented activists and artists Sonia Guinansaca and Soultree
  • Pro-migrant organizations like Freedom University, Southerners On New Ground, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Georgia Detention Watch and more 

A Message from CultureStrike Executive Director Sham-e-Ali Nayeem

"It is through art and culture that we are able to shift our collective consciousness and transform this grim political climate we find ourselves in. There is a significant cost our communities pay when we are not the ones uplifting our own truths. We have a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our creative alliances and shift cultural narratives that harm us. I invite us all to imagine the kind of world we wish to see and assert the safety and dignity of our communities." Donate Now!