"Uncaged Art": An Evening with Dr. Yolanda Chavez Leyva

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Holocaust Museum Houston

5401 Caroline Street

Houston, TX 77004

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“From behind the barbed wire: Uncaged Art from the Tornillo Children’s Detention Center”

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“From behind the barbed wire” explores the ethical and historical issues associated with curating an art exhibit created by anonymous migrant youth held in detention. Tornillo opened in June 2018 and closed in January 2019. At the time, it was the largest detention center for young unaccompanied asylum-seekers. In December 2018 and January 2019, students engaged in an art project intended to help them remember their towns, cities, and countries as well as the culture and history of where they came from. While psychologists and attorneys witnessed depressed and anxious youth, held in prison like settings, they were able to create beautiful art that spoke to their desire to be free.”

Private Tour of Human Rights Exhibit starts at 6pm

Lecture Starts at 6:30pm

Reception follows

Free and Open to the Public

If you missed the early registration window, please visit the Holocaust Museum Houston's website to get your free ticket. https://hmh.org/events/from-behind-the-barbed-wire-uncaged-art-from-the-tornillo-2019-09-26-18:30:00

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