Screening & Discussion: Las Madres de Berks


Monday, December 14, 2020, 6:00pm

This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Michelle Angela Ortiz, Film Director

Join us on Monday, December 14 at 6 PM EST for a screening of moving documentary about 4 Central American mothers who were detained with their children. After the documentary, we would like to engage in a conversation about art, activism, and the film with the director, Michelle Angela Ortiz. This event is organized in honor of International Migrants Day.

Peers with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or would like to request access may contact the GSAS Student Center in advance.

Michelle Angela Ortiz’s 15-year career as a visual artist/ skilled muralist/ community arts educator is dedicated to representing communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through painting, printmaking, and community arts practices, she creates safe spaces to dialogue about some of the most critical issues marginalized communities and individuals face. Her storytelling work uses emotive, richly crafted imagery that claims and transforms “blighted” spaces into a visual affirmations revealing the spirit and resilience of community. Ortiz has designed and created over 50 large-scale public works nationally (PA, NJ, MS, NY) and internationally. Since 2008, Ortiz has led public art projects focused on community-building and social change, both independently in Costa Rica and Ecuador and through the U.S. Embassy as a Cultural Envoy.

Presented by Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association with the support of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies