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Place of Refuge: Panel Discussion on Immigration/Emigration, September 9, 6PM @ CCA | Santa Fe Art Institute

Place of Refuge: Panel Discussion on Immigration/Emigration, September 9, 6PM @ CCA

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Join CCA and SFAI in a discussion about the global issue of Immigration/Emigration. With Santa Fe acting as a de facto Sanctuary City, questions around immigration, migration, and cultural authenticity, purity, and diversity are particularly relevant to our community. Who immigrates/emigrates and why? How do the journeys of migrants contribute to who we are as a collective community? How do we define sanctuary in the current socio-political context? Who is impacted by Santa Fe’s role as a sanctuary?

Join us for a panel discussion that aims to unpack the complexities of immigration as relevant to our city and beyond. Moderated by Sanjit Sethi (Santa Fe Art Institute), the panelists will be Dr. Rebecca Schrieber (American Studies, UNM), Carlos Juan Deosos (Santa Fe Mountain Center), Silvia Arthur (UK-based journalist), Heidi McKinnon (Director of Curators Without Borders), and Marcela Diaz (Somos un Pueblo Unido).

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SFAI is a cultural organization that seeks to address a critical question. How can SFAI cultivate creative practices (from fine art to design to urban planning and beyond), engage with diverse communities and address the most pressing social issues of our time?

The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is an arts and culture hub for northern New Mexico’s diverse communities. Founded in 1979, CCA is one of the oldest artist-centered organizations in the American Southwest, committed to supporting emerging and established artists. CCA draws more than 65,000 visitors annually for exhibitions, independent films, performances, and education/public programs.

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