A theatrical collaboration between NYU Gallatin students and immigrant students from the International High School at LaGuardia Community College.
In 1965, the Immigration and Nationality act was passed, subsequently changing the United State’s immigration policy in a major way. Since then, almost 59 million immigrants have been allowed to enter the nation.
While the fact that there has been an increase in immigration from Latin American countries is widely talked about, the forces that drive them to leave their native countries is not talked about nearly as often.
The political is inherently personal. Politics do not only affect how our country is run, it also affects each and every one of our lives in different ways....By choosing to focus on specific people’s experiences, it is much easier to humanize the people that are directly affected by the issue of immigration.
The street art on in this Paris neighborhood "speaks to what it’s like to exist along make-shift margins, with its layers of paper and paint revealing what time and history can cover up."
"This was before he was my grandfather, before he was Papa. Before his visit to a new country defined his family’s future. Americanness was only a hope."