Third Thursday in August will mark the last day of exhibition for “Immigration: Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed” at the Spaceworks Gallery. The gallery will host a reception with live performances by poets, activists, and musicians listed below:
Closing Reception Program
August 17, 2017 6-9pm
Tello and the Invisibles
The new song or La Nueva Cancion, of Latin America is a musical movement that has its roots in folk music and expresses the concerns, hopes and struggles of the people. It is music with a social message. Not necessarily protest music, but music that speaks of love, hope, justice and equality. La Nueva Cancion is the voice of human rights. It is music by the people for the people.
Maru Mora Villalpando
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Ph.D.
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Ph.D. is the author of several collections of poetry, including the recently released The Runaway Poems, addressing the epidemic of runaway youth. The daughter of immigrant farmworkers from Durango Mexico, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs has represented the United States abroad as a Chicana poet, in several countries.
Marcos Martinez is Executive Director of Casa Latina, a worker center in Seattle, WA. Casa Latina serves immigrant Latinx day laborers and domestic workers through employment, education and community organizing. Marcos formerly served as Executive Director of Entre Hermanos, a nonprofit Latino LGBTQ community. Before moving to Seattle, Marcos spent 20 years working at community radio KUNM in Albuquerque, NM.
Rocio Lopez, daughter of Angelica Guillen, is reading poetry by her mother. Angelica Guillen, Professor of Composition and Literature, Skagit Valley College: 1992-2010. Cesar Chavez Human and Civil Rights Award in 2010. Her heartfelt poetry comes from her life experiences as a Campesina for 18 years, working in Skagit Valley ﬁelds while living in a migrant labor camp outside LaConner, WA and her lifelong experience as a Latina woman.