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Flight: Immigrant Awareness Workshop with Sheri Crider

  • Salina Art Center 242 South Santa Fe Avenue Salina, KS, 67401 United States (map)

The workshop creates an opportunity for participants to assemble a limited release mobile of a migratory bird while gaining a brief introduction to individuals and issues faced by detainees at the Cibola Detention Center in New Mexico. The Northern Wheatear, American Kestrel, and Blue Vireo mirror many of the immigrants country of origin, migratory path and instinct of migration to provide themselves and offspring adequate safety and resources.  A large percentage of asylum seekers are from Western and Central Africa, including Senegal, Guinea, the Congo, Angola, and Gambia. Many detainees from Mexico (most of them are not seeking asylum but were picked up by ICE in the US and are now detained) and some from Central America. The Cibola facility is additionally the only detention center in the country with a unit for transgender detainees.  Each bird offers an individual narrative that illustrates and personalizes the motivation for those seeking asylum. At the Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. $25 for non-members, $20 for members.

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