The IN Between: artist talk + community panel on immigration

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Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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Join us for an artist talk and community panel to discuss immigration and raise money for RAICES.

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The IN Between is an art exhibit by Vietnamese-American artist, Vy Ngo, that explores the ideas of immigration and finding acceptance within one’s ethnic heritage, within America, and within oneself.

Pulling from her lived experiences as a refugee growing up in rural Pennsylvania and interviews with today’s immigrants – local students from the International High School in East Austin who come from various countries including Nepal, Cuba, and Ethiopia, “The IN Between” explores the complexities of immigrant identities through intimate portraits, abstract landscapes and a large scale installation.

While the exhibit touches on the past and present faces of immigration, it’s important to have a space to talk about the future of immigration. In partnership with missfits, we’re hosting a moderated panel with a focus on our Latinx community.

Join us for an artist talk with Vy and a community panel with members of RAICES, Casa Marianella, and Jolt Texas to discuss immigration from a broad variety of perspectives – artistic, legal, social, and political.

This artist talk and community panel is FREE and all are welcomed.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Community partners will be there to table and talk about tangible ways to get involved.

We’ll have a community raffle ($5 a ticket) and 100% of proceeds will go to RAICES. A portion of the artwork sold from the exhibit will also go towards RAICES.

// PANEL

* Vy Ngo

* Adriana Quiroga, RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services)

* Miriam Fiorentino, Casa Marianella

* Elsa Reyes, Jolt Texas

* Moderator: Regine Malibiran, missfits fest

// COMMUNITY PARTNERS

missfits fest - event series that celebrates self-identifying Asian-American women in entrepreneurship and the arts.

RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) - nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

Casa Marianella - social services organization that provides shelter, food and full supportive services to homeless immigrants.

Jolt Texas - the largest Latino progressive organization in Texas, focused on building the political power and influence of young Latinos.

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Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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