As originally posted on Visions From The Inside
“My son’s first birthday was here. I would like to get out of here. I’ve been here for a long time. I would like you to help us get out.” –Excerpt from letter
LINK TO LETTER: https://endfamilydetention.com/mother-and-son-1/
ARTIST STATEMENT: “We cannot be okay with the thought that a mother has to celebrate their child’s birthday behind bars. Their crime was to be responsible and courageous because they defied borders in order to offer a better future for their children. How dare a government punishes a mother’s heroism? Instead, we should be building monuments that celebrate their resistance.” -Julio Salgado
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Visions From The Inside is a collaborative project between 15 visual artists and detained migrants at Karnes Detention Center.
CultureStrike in partnership with Mariposas Sin Fronteras, End Family Detention and 15 artists from across the country, brings you Visions From The Inside, a visual art project inspired by letters penned by detained migrants.
By visually illustrating these letters we aim to bring awareness and a better sense of the realities that people are experiencing inside of for-profit detention facilities, what led them to migrate in the first place and, most importantly, highlighting the resiliency of the migrant spirit.