Ghosts Community Programs
We see Ghosts of the River as a catalyst for community involvement and discourse concerning U.S. immigration issues. With this intention, we planned several events in conjunction with the premiere of the shadow play at BRAVA Theater Center in San Francisco. Through these outreach events, we provided the audience with ways to get involved, find out about local services and also to be empowered to tell their own story.
Here are events in San Francisco planned in conjunction with the Ghosts of the River performances at BRAVA:
Oct 15 - Nov 21, 2009
Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
ShadowLight artists created an altar/installation dedicated to all those who've perished trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border. *Winner of Best Contemporary Altar
Oct 20, 2009 (TUE)
A Multimedia Panel Discussion
"Out of the Shadows: The Power of Immigrant Stories"
7PM, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
Octavio Solís, playwright, GHOSTS OF THE RIVER
Laura Rivas, HURRICANE project organizer, National Network of Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Corinne Goria, assistant editor, Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives published by Voice of Witness
Oct 29, 2009 (THU)
BRAVA Theater Center, San Francisco
6:30PM Performance by El Coro Jornalero (The Day Laborers' Choir)
8:00PM GHOSTS OF THE RIVER
Oct 29, 2009 11AM, Nov 4 11AM and 1:30PM
Ghosts of the River Student Matinee
ShadowLight provided 3 Student Matinee's at $1 per person for the San Francisco Unified School District. Their was an overwhelming response, and the matinees were sold out in the first few weeks after their announcement. We served over 1000 students.