Above and Beyond Borders Webinar

Last Thursday, March 14 Arts & Democracy, No Longer Empty, and NOCD-NYZ held a webinar with artists and cultural organizers from Chicago, IL, Douglas, AZ and New York, NY who are actively working to envision a life of dignity for immigrants, detainees and prisoners, individuals who have been violated and rendered invisible.

The webinar featured presentations on an art program co-created with prisoners at Cook County Jail and neighbors living in its vicinity, a collective using the arts to re-envision the US/MX border, and a sanctuary-based organization engaging cultural organizing to build solidarity and support for an immigrant population under threat of deportation in NYC.

Watch the webinar here.


Featured programs and presenters included:

Maria Gaspar’s 96 Acres Project and
Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall

M Jenea Sanchez’s Border Arts Corridor

Members of the New Sanctuary Coalition’s art wing

Facilitated by Raquel de Anda, No Longer Empty




Maria Gaspar, Taste of Little Village Community Carnival, digital photograph, 2015.