Stop the Raids! Students of Trinity College, a group to raise awareness of the mistreatment of immigrants, presents “Be our Guests: A Contemporary Look at Immigration,” an art exhibit that will feature the works of Marela Zacarias and David Bacon.
The exhibits will focus on the immigrant experience in the United States as a whole and along the Mexico-US border.
The exhibit opens 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Broad Street Gallery, 1283 Broad Street, Hartford. Keep reading to find out more about the artists.
Zacarias is a local muralist who has done work all over the United States and in her home country of Mexico, will be exhibiting works that will focus on immigration on a local level, drawing inspiration from recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in Hartford, Danbury and New Haven.
David Bacon is an international reporter/photographer based in San Francisco, who has covered many of the most recent events around immigration and labor struggles in the US and Mexico. Bacon, who will be displaying his photography at the gallery, will also give a talk on the campus on contemporary immigration issues.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Daniela Ortiz-Bahamonde at (508) 688-0054.