Judson Memorial Church and S/C Projects present
A day of performance to celebrate New York Immigration Coalition, UnLocal, and Gente Unida
Photo by Tish Lampert
Photo by Tish Lampert
A Day of Performance that Surpasses Boundary
Please join us in celebrating migration as integral to the DNA of America, in a day that has humanity at its core: migration as the movement that is human life, the reality of ourselves, a shaper of evolution.
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, poets and immigration advocates will gather in community around the urgent issue of humanizing our immigration system. We ask the question what it means to engage ethically with another person’s history, and how that might transform us individually and as a society.
Conceived, directed and produced by dance maker Richard Colton, in collaboration with Judson Memorial Church, the event celebrates New York Immigration Coalition, UnLocal, and Gente Unida, three dynamic New York and San Diego-based organizations that create support systems for those navigating the immigration system.
Poet Claudia Rankine and The Racial Imaginary Institute with visual artist Xaviera Simmons; writer Margo Jefferson; Enrique Morones, Founder/Director of Gente Unida and Founder/Former Director of Border Angels; Anu Joshi of New York Immigration Coalition and Christhian Diaz UnLocal; Roger H. Brown, President of Berklee College of Music, Shagufa Habibi, girls sport and education advocate; Reverend Micah Bucey of Judson Memorial Church, music producer/activist Raoul Roach, and Gina Belafonte, Executive Director, Sankofa.
Special guests, Antonio Sanchez Band with Thana Alexa, Jordan Peters, Carmen Staaf, Noam Wiesenberg and poet Jonathan Mendoza performing from drummer/composer Sanchez's 2019 album Lines in the Sand, the brilliant music protest against injustice in our current political climate and a tribute to every immigrant’s journey.
Performances by dancer/choreographers Ernesto Breton/Rudy Perez, Francisco Cordova, Edivaldo Ernesto, Francesca Harper, Horacio Macuacua, Jimena Paz, Shamel Pitts | TRIBE , Mariana Valencia, and multidisciplinary artist Emilio Rojas with dancers Arthur Avilés, Jonathan Gonzáles, Maxi Kawkeye Canion, and Mio Ishikawa.
Adelita Husni-Bey’s Chiron introduced by Husni-Bey, photojournalist Tish Lampert's documentary project The Path To Freedom edited by James Coblentz; and a new film collaboration, Ghost Presences, created by Emilio Rojas and poet Sibani Sen, edited by Jack Colton based on Lampert’s border landscape photography.
Paul Acosta, Production Manager for Movement Without Borders
Program subject to change
Health and Safety Protocols for this Event: In accordance with the health and safety guidelines of local officials, proof of vaccination will be required to attend this event. Valid proof of vaccination can be provided via CDC vaccination card (either physical or photo), Excelsior Pass, or NYC COVID Safe app. Masks will be required inside the venue at all times.
You may also donate by personal check. Please make checks
payable to Judson Memorial Church and write
Movement Without Borders in the memo, and send
Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012