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Franklin Street Works Presents Open-Mic Storytelling And Hands-On Art Event

Franklin Street Works will be presenting "Dream Happening: A Night of Storytelling and ARTivism."
Franklin Street Works will be presenting "Dream Happening: A Night of Storytelling and ARTivism." Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Franklin Street Works is proud to partner with Connecticut Students for a Dream on the upcoming event “Dream Happening: A Night of Storytelling and ARTivism” in relation to the current exhibition “Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States.”

This free, public event will include an open-mic storytelling session and multiple hands-on art activities related to activism and advocacy. It will take place at Franklin Street Works on Friday, Aug. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Curated by Yaelle S. Amir, “Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States” explores the work of artists who use creative, often process-oriented, strategies and community collaborations to advocate for authorized and undocumented immigrants and propose innovative alternatives to immigration reform.

Exhibiting artists, including Andrea Bowers, CultureStrike & JustSeeds, Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, Ghana ThinkTank, Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-) in collaboration with National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations, Jenny Polak, QUEEROCRACY in collaboration with Carlos Motta, and Favianna Rodriguez, present informed perspectives on U.S. immigration today through strategies such as research, storytelling and activism.

Connecticut Students for a Dream is a statewide organization of undocumented youth and allies that seek to fight for the rights of undocumented young people and their families through community organizing, leadership development, and advocacy. To learn more about the organization, please visit www.ct4adream.org.

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