[exhibit] UC Berkeley Latino examines Central American migration

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[exhibit] UC Berkeley Latino examines Central American migration

[exhibit] UC Berkeley Latino examines Central American migration

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The exhibit explores the experience of Central American migrants on their perilous journey through Mexico to the U.S. border

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The exhibit “MONTARlaBestia” (“Riding the Beast”) will open to all visitors Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-5pm until September 29 and by appointment.

UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies, 2334 Bowditch St.

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La Bestia is the popular name for the freight train that as many as a half-million Central American migrants a year ride during a perilous journey through Mexico to the United States border. The exhibit, organized by the Colectivo de Artistas contra la Discriminación (Artists Collective against Discrimination) explores that experience through art and poetry, the center says in an announcement.

“Recently, the topics of walls and deportations, in a context of often xenophobic rhetoric, have focused national and international attention on the southern border of the United States,” the release notes. “The Center for Latin American Studies feels this a critical moment to engage in dialogue with people from both sides of the border.”

 

UC Berkeley Latino exhibit examines Central American migration

 

MONTARlaBestia openS to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

The exhibit will be part of a larger program at the center in the fall that will focus on important themes that involve both the U.S. and Mexico.

MONTARlaBestia is underwritten by Richard A. Levy, MD, and Andrew Kluger in collaboration with the Mexican Museum, the Mexican Consulate General of San Francisco, and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, according to the press release. More information about the Center for Latin American Studies is available at clas.berkeley.edu.

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We are excited to announce a new art exhibit at the Center for Latin American Studies. MONTARlaBestia, by the Colectivo de Artistas Contra la Discriminación, will be on display at 2334 Bowditch St.

This moving and visually stunning exhibit responds to “La Bestia” – a train that carries up to half a million Central American migrants a year on a dangerous journey across Mexico towards the United States. Through art and poetry, this show explores the meaning of “riding the beast.”

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August 29 2017

Details

Start: August 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
End: September 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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Center for Latin American Studies

2334 Bowditch Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

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