Image credit: Nick Oza.

Ex Voto NYC is a series of programs designed to explore votive practice today. Objects of Care & Resistance from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands is a conversation between Luis Osuna from Armadillos Busqueda y Rescate, Robin Reineke from the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, Alyn Maria from No More Deaths, Alvaro Enciso, artist and member of Tucson Samaritans, and artist Karlito Miller Espinosa.

An estimated ten thousand people have died while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Thousands more have disappeared. This event will convene artists, humanitarians, and human rights activists from the borderlands to discuss how they transmit their care, faith, or politics through material objects. The beautiful but harsh landscape of the Sonoran Desert is the backdrop for this quest to save lives, preserve memory, and fight for human dignity.

Additional Events in this Series

November 2
Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds

November 3
Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds

November 4
Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds

November 14
Memorial Walls as Votive Sites: Tribute, Activism and Collective Memory

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