Please join us for a public conversation about contemporary migration experiences. A distinguished panel of faculty from UNC, North Carolina State University, Duke and Fayetteville State University, along with artist Cornelio Campos, will focus on the power and potential of art to portray stories that are sometimes invisible even when intersecting our own daily routines. Using Campos’ work as a touchstone, panelists will invite us to think about the multiple meanings in his representations of the day-to-day reality of migrant experience.
What is the place of dreams/nightmares? How prevalent is violence, and what forms does it take? How do families stay in touch? Where do migrants work and what are their contributions to contemporary U.S. culture and society? What is the migrant connection to nature and religion? What is the meaning of sacrifice depending on spaciotemporal and generational variables?
This discussion is hosted in collaboration with an art exhibition, Sueños Americanos/American Dreams: The Art of Cornelio Campos, currently on display at the FedEx Global Education Center through October 15, 2011. This exhibition and supplemental programs are hosted by UNC Global, the UNC Department of Geography and the North Carolina State University Interdisciplinary Studies Department.
Mary Thorn, North Carolina State University
Jenny Snead-Williams, Duke
Socorro Hernandez-Hinek, Fayetteville State University
Cornelio Campos, artist
Lucila Vargas, UNC
Paul Cuadros, UNC
Opening Reception/Recepción Pública | September 8, 2011
Sleep Dealer Film Screening: September 15, 2011