Alvaro Enciso is one of the most notable artists in the American Southwest. Among his other work, in recent years he has placed crosses to mark the deaths of more than 900 migrants in the Sonoran desert south of Tucson,…
One can almost see the dots being connected today. And the demand: We deserve better. We will not have this done in our name.
A number of new resources for teachers can help make the connections between migration and health, including the impact of COIVD-19 on migrants across the globe.
"People are really scared. It’s really, really clear that the fear is real. And they’re not getting tests."
What to do with this consciousness of unfairness, of privilege, of the cruelty of one’s nation? Their father marched, donated, spoke up. They do the same. These are good answers, though certainly never enough.
From Alvaro Enciso: "the purple cross, barely visible, is for marco antonio tapia nunez, a 27-year-old mexican migrant. . . "
Alejandro is an asylum-seeker from Venezuela who is fleeing political persecution. He spent the summer in Nogales while waiting to present at the port of entry, and has been detained in La Palma since September.
Noted artist Alvaro Enciso has planted crosses to mark the deaths of more than 900 migrants in the Sonoran desert south of Tucson, each marked with a red dot like those marking men and women who have perished on the “death maps” published by Humane Borders. This is his report from the borderlands earlier this week.
The United States is seeding the corona virus across Central America as it deports carriers and actively ill deportees to Mexico and Central American nations. The health minister of Guatemala has recently captured the threat to his region, calling the U.S. “the Wuhan of the Americas.”
"This is history, this is government, this is human rights - how can I not be teaching about this?"