From the Field

UndocuNation Atlanta: May 30th and 31st

Kalia Abiade • May 19, 2014

UndocuNation is coming to Atlanta on May 30th and 31st!

This traveling arts festival and workshop series will feature local and national visual artists, performers, organizers and advocates to uplift migrant stories and speak out against unjust policies and practices that discriminate against LGBTQ communities and people of color.

Both days of this multidisciplinary, free event are open to all community members and will feature performances, art installations, and workshops featuring leaders and artists engaged in social and racial justice activism.

Friday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. — Free art show and performances

  An artist showcase and concert will feature visual and performances artists from Atlanta and across the nation, including an all-star band featuring Ceci Bastida, formerly of Tijuana No!; Raul Pacheco, of Grammy-winning Ozomatli; and Shawn King, of Grammy-nominated DeVotchka.

Saturday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Free art and organizing workshops

Simultaneous English/Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Understanding Today’s Nativism
Reclaiming the Debate: Engaging in Oppositional Messaging
Islamophobia, the New Nativism
Reproductive Justice and Racial Eugenics
Fighting Immigrant Detention and the Prison Industrial Complex
Making Waves: Cultural Strategy 101
Poster Design for Social Justice 101
Writing Workshop
Screen Printing

All UndocuNation events are free of charge. Please RSVP below for one or both of the events.

Event co-sponsors CultureStrike and Center for New Community have coordinated UndocuNation events in San Francisco, Charlotte, Berkeley and Denver, and are excited to collaborate with local representatives from the following organizations to bring the event to Atlanta:

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration*

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia*

Freedom University

Georgia Detention Watch Network*

Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights*

National Dreamers Alliance


Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN)

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)*

* Saturday workshop presenters

UndocuNation is rooted in the conviction that art, music and creativity can transform the debate around immigration. UndocuNation seeks to uplift creative activism and provide communities with the tools to address threats to civil liberties at the intersection of our nation’s most pressing social justice issues. Art and culture, together with community organizing, is a powerful vehicle to advance the rights of marginalized people and diminish the impact of discriminatory activity at the local level. History shows that when culture changes, politics follow.



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