Immigration Call to Action Projected onto Magnificent Mile Facade
The fear of being deported looms over millions of immigrant communities under the Trump administration. President Trump tweeted in June that anyone who has entered the U.S. illegally must be subjected to removal without any judicial process. Detroit-based visual journalist, Rachel Woolf’s latest project, in collaboration with Artworks Projects for Human Rights, is called, “Deported: An American Division. It highlights the story of Lourdes Salazar Bautista. She was deported to Mexico in 2017 and split from her U.S born children, after living in the U.S. for 20 years. We’ll speak today with Laura Sanders, co-founder of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights., based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sanders has known Salazar Bautista for almost a decade. “Deported” will be featured Tuesday, October 2, as part of an event called an “Interfaith Immigrant Justice Vigil” at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street. The organizers call the gathering “an evening of prayer, song, art, and protest, [to] call for justice for our immigrant sisters and brothers”. As part of the vigil, Art Works Projects will project images from Deported” onto the facade of Fourth Presbyterian Church. Sponsors include the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America and the Interfaith Coalition Against Racism.