Magnum Foundation is proud to announce its collaboration with Working Theater in the presentation of Ed Cardona, Jr.’s world premiere play LA RUTA. This unique collaboration will illuminate and clarify some of the central issues within the current immigration reform debate through a theatrical performance and accompanying photo-based installation. La Ruta, will be staged within a semi-truck and will travel throughout NYC and it’s outer boroughs.
Magnum Foundation is organizing a photo-based installation outside the truck that will focus audiences on the experiences of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. and will feature both award-winning Magnum photographers and young, emerging documentary photographers. Images from the renowned Magnum Photos archive will also be projected within the truck setting to illuminate the interior worlds of the characters.
By using art as a tool for social engagement, Magnum Foundation hopes to engage audiences in the broader socio-political context of the immigration issue. See below for ways to get involved and take action.
Campaigns & Resources
1. BORDER DEATHS AND ENFORCEMENT
a. receive updates from the border network for human rights: www.bnhr.org
a. support the ny immigrant family unity project: First state-wide universal representation program for detained immigrants facing deportation. firstname.lastname@example.org
b. join the dignity not detention campaign to repeal mandatory detention and restore due process to immigration law. visit www.dignitynotdetention.org to read the 15 things you can do to stop mandatory detention.
c. join the campaign for prison phone justice: phonejustice.org
a. advocate for raising the minimum wage: The Center for Economic and Policy Research published an analysis that if the federal minimum wage had kept up with increased rates in worker productivity it would have stood at nearly $22/hr today.