At the Intersection of Arts, Advocacy, and Immigrant Justice

Monday, October 18, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Alison DeLuca, program director, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees; Mario Lugay, consultant, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.

Presented by David Feiner, producing artistic director, Albany Park Theater Project; Taryn Higashi, executive director, Unbound Philanthropy; Maria Poblet, executive director and poet, Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC); Favianna Rodriguez, artist and online organizer,

Through individual and collective action, artists are shifting and expanding public perception of key social issues. Their intentional engagement has amplified both past and present social movements and is laying the cultural groundwork for community organizing and public policy efforts. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to consider current examples of the arts and social justice interplay by exploring the contemporary topic of immigrant justice in the United States. Featured presenters will share experiences from their respective vantage points as artists, advocates, and funders; and participants will walk away with a fresh set of ideas for grantmaking in this area.