July 18 (Monday) through July 30 518 Valencia – Near 16th St., SF
Photo Exhibit – Expulsion: Stories of Displacement form Colombia, India, Mexico, United States and the Philippines.
This exhibition is an attempt to foreground perspectives about migration that are rooted in the everyday lives of migrants in and from the Global South. Political discussions and media narratives about migration often criminalize poverty and scapegoat whole communities even as they fail to account for the broader dynamics of economic neo-liberalism and political and social exclusion that result in the forced migration of peoples both within and across national boundaries. Similarly, we feel that narratives about gentrification within our own communities in the Bay Area often overlook the economic realities of living in a neo-liberal economy. These photos with stories from Colombia, India, Mexico, The Philippines, and the United States are an attempt to demonstrate the transnational connections between what’s happening “over there” and “here”. We aim to raise questions regarding commonly deployed tropes about migration and hope to place a more materialist analysis about global Capitalism and neo-liberalism at the center of that discussion.
Heres the link to the website: http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm