Artists, Immigration and Activism: A Panel and Community Conversation

February 2, 2018

What is the role of the artist in addressing social issues? What does it mean to be American? How has art been a catalyst for immigrant justice?


Participate in a timely conversation with four local artists whose work responds to and engages with the topic of immigration. Moderated by activist critic and curator Susan Platt, the panelists will demonstrate how their art is a springboard for conversation around contemporary immigration issues.


Before the panel, be sure to visit Zhi Lin: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads and Immigrant Artists and the American West


Moderator: Susan Platt

Panelists: Zhi Lin, Tatiana Garmendia, Humaira Abid and Fulgencio Lazo

Curated by: C. Davida Ingram and Leilani Lewis


Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402,

Thursday, February 15 from 6–8pm free & open to the public

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