Join Arts Street@YEA for “Our Immigrant Stories”
Reception & Exhibition
Featuring art and stories from Arts Street Youth Artists’ Journey 2 Unity project
In conjunction with the Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs and Denver Housing Authority, Arts Street’s youth artists will feature their creative use of storytelling through podcasts, photography, video and visual arts to voice their own thoughts and view on immigration and give voice to those who have little or no voice in the overall immigration discussion in America today.
Reception: September 19, 6-730pm
McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
Exhibition: September 19-23 on the first floor of the McNichols Building
The Journey 2 Unity project was created by 40 high school-aged youth in Arts Street’s summer academy where they learned real-world professional skills for the creative industries. This project explored the potential to change negative opinions and strengthen positive perceptions about immigration. Partnering with the Denver Housing Authority, Arts Street youth used creative vehicles such as storytelling in podcasts, video, web design, community events and visual art projects to document a variety of immigration and life stories from the Denver community.
It’s important to hear other’s stories because it gives you the chance to hear the struggles a person went through. It also gets you thinking about things you could change if you had the power to do so. – Zipporah Roberson, J2U participant
This project was made possible thanks to Arts in Society, Sheila Fortune Foundation, Denver Housing Authority, the City and County of Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs, the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs and the Urban Arts Fund.
For more information on this project, visit our youth-created website at journey2unity.weebly.com.