Field Day 2017: We the Newsstand with Lizania Cruz
Join us as we amplify immigrant stories in the Bed-Stuy Community for this Field Day 2017: Bed-Stuy event:
WE THE NEWSSTAND
by Create Change Artist-in-Residence Lizania Cruz
Saturday, September 23, 2-6 PM
Hancock T&T Community Garden, 324 Hancock St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
We the News will host a reading of two zines created through a two-month series of immigrant-centered story circles. Participants will be able to react to the stories by writing down words that resonate with them on a collective sheet of paper. They will then trace and map the connecting narratives and reflect in a moderated conversation.
Commissioned by The Laundromat Project in partnership with Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
About the Artist
Lizania Cruz is a designer and art director from the Dominican Republic living and working in NYC. She strives to create meaningful visual systems for brands, social institutions, and products. Her work has been recognized by AIGA, Type Directors Club, It’s Nice That, Print Magazine, Communication Arts among others. She spends her free time creating stories and designing jewelry for Bagavundas.
About the Community Partner
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) was founded in April 2006 in response to the massive outpouring of opposition of immigrants and their supporters to the repressive immigration bills then under consideration by the U.S. Congress. BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice.