The day-long Summit brings together local arts organizations, artists and community leaders from the Tri-State area that produce and present work inspired by cultures from abroad.
Participants -- a mix of distinguished and up-and-coming artists and arts groups, cultural leaders, scholars, and authors -- will set goals for artistic collaboration; the sharing of resources, and raising awareness about the impact of culture-from-abroad on America.
Opening Remarks: City of Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ State Officials, and Voices International Theater Festival Committee
Speakers: Hope Azeda (virtual) and Joseph Patel
JC Artists Performance: Ariel Guidry (Jersey City)
JC Writers (book signings during Summit / Jersey City writers)
Maiya Katherine “An Apology to my Demons”
Issa Musharbash “Go back to your Country”
Movement Without Borders
Enrique Morones, Founder/Former Director of Border Angels and Founder Director of Ge nte Unida
Tish Lampert, The Border Photojournalism, introduced by Enrique Morones
Edivaldo Ernesto and Horacio Macuacua (appearances may change due to International VISA)
Christhian Diaz, Immigration Activist speaking and introducing Chiron by Adelita Husn-Bey
Jonathan Mendoza, Poet/Performer
The Immigration Arts Summit is planned to become an annual sidebar of the Voices International Theatre Festival.