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Partners + Projects

This list includes partners we have heard from to date regarding their 2016 programs/events plans.
We are continually expanding this list as plans evolve. Communities & activities are listed alphabetically.


Boulder County Arts Alliance
Participatory Community Mural based on community immigration stories will be led by artist in residence, Rafael Lopez, in collaboration with City of Boulder Public Arts Program.

Grant applications translated into Spanish to help monolingual Spanish-speaking artists apply for funds.

Boulder County Latino History Project

Latino Life in Boulder County, 1900-1980 by Dr. Marjorie McIntosh, Publication activities will include community exchanges in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette, and storytelling around issues central to immigration.


EcoArts Connections

Resilience: Immigration, Environment, Energy and Empowerment: Photography project involving students across Boulder County which will culminate in exhibits of student photographs at the Boulder and Lafayette Public Libraries

El Centro Amistad

La Cumbre de Mujeres and Cumbre Juvenil: (Women’s and Youth Conference), will focus on sharing the immigration experiences of participants through activities directed at creating leadership and empowerment – 9/24/16. Talleres diseñados por mujeres, para mujeres que hablan español. Temas de salud y bienestar en general. La cumbre juvenil se realiza el mismo dia. Las participantes son adolescentes de educacion secundaria y preparatoria.

Grupo Compañeras: an empowerment and support program for Latina immigrants – will host its annual Día de los Muertos celebration in Boulder incorporating immigration as a theme. Exposicion de altares, actividades para niños, pintura de caras, concurso de catrinas, Bailables tipicos, musica, reportajes.

Intercambio de Comunidades

La Fiesta: World Party: Annual event includes ethnic foods, music and dance from Latin America and Africa. Celebrates the strengths and assets that immigrants bring to our community.

Northern Colorado Dreamers United

Captian UndocuAmerica: Video by Juan Ignacio Stewart in collaboration with Northern Colorado Dreamers United documenting voices of immigrant youth which highlight the experiences of undocumented immigrant leaders in our community.

• Latino Chamber of Commerce

Events to be announced:

One Action: 2016

#OneActionSyllabus2016: social media project developed to share short quotes and facts on immigration, create dialogue and bring focus to the activities throughout county

One Action Youth Advisory Board organizes current immigrants or first generation Americans in schools and youth-serving organization to develop collaborations geared toward their interests and needs.

Arts + Immigration Opening Celebration: Saturday, January 23rd, 2-5 pm, Longmont Museum & Cultural Center




Boulder City Council

Mayor Protem Mary Young is working with language arts teachers who’s students from New Vista and Arapahoe Ridge High Schools will write and present their immigration stories during the public comment period at City Council meetings.

Council Declaration celebrating One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project.

Boulder Human Relations Commission, Museum of Boulder, Motus Theater

Past & Present: Civil Rights, Human Rights, Immigration Rights in Colorado: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day historian Modupe Labode, will reflect on civil and human rights challenges of today as performance artist and poet. Adrian Molina will create an improvisational response to the lecture.

Boulder Public Library

Hybridity: Exhibition by visual artist Tony Ortega depicting common people and pop-art images which comment on the culture clash between all-American and Latino communities.

Resilience: Immigration, Environment, Energy and Empowerment: An Eco Arts project of photographs taken by high school students across Boulder County which draw on students immigration experience presented as a sustainable story.

Cinema Program; Screening of Full of Life based on the novel and screenplay written by Boulder immigrant novelist and screenwriter John Fante. Monday February 22nd 6 pm

Book groups organized to discuss Wait Until Spring, Bandini, an autobiographical novel by Fante about growing up in Boulder in an immigrant family in the early 1900s.

House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisnero’s adapted by LOCAL Theatre Company for performance by 8th graders in Casey Middle School’s bilingual program to other 8th grade students city wide. Performance will incorporate audience/artist conversations, audience performance opportunities and, through the use of smart phones, will generate collaborative writing and engagement opportunities.

SALSA a performance by Motus Theatre explores the immigration experiences of local Latina women.

Books on the immigrant experience potentially selected by book clubs

Visiting author’s presentations in conjunction with The Boulder Bookstore

BIFF ( Boulder International Film Festival )

Every Face Has A Name – Winner of the Church of Sweden prize at the Gothenburg fest, a new documentary about the Holocaust reveals little-known details of post-WWII history. Regional premier.

Dairy Arts Center

Crossing Borders: An exhibition of Visual Art in collaboration with galleries & exhibition spaces in Longmont, Louisville & Lafayette will show art which represents immigrant stories of artists and/or their families. The show will travel to other participating venues to enhance exposure. Dairy Exhibition: May 6-28th. May 6th: Opening & Artists Talks. Closing Party: Friday, May 27th, 6-8pm

Film Series on immigrant themes at the Boedecker Cinema

Celebration of Latino Music – fall 2016

Growing Up Boulder

“Intersections, Stories, Voice: Expressions of Young People’s Resilience.” Developed in partnership with poet Tim Z. Hernandez, Boulder High School’s AVID class, and Environmental Design’s Designers without Boundaries to increase our collective understanding of individual and community resilience and increase understanding of diversity issues through exposure to diverse poets who communicate about resilience. Includes public reading by Hernandez, 3/7/16.

Local Theatre Company

House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisnero’s performed by 8th grade students in Casey Middle School’s bilingual program, to other 8th grade students city wide Project will include collaborative writing and engagement opportunities.

Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education / The Boulder Jewish Film Festival

Syria and Beyond: The Jewish Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

With Riva Silverman, HIAS Vice President, External Affairs will share her knowledge of the current refugee landscape, what HIAS is doing to address it, and a vision of how we can act to make a difference.

Natasha, based on a short story by acclaimed Soviet-American writer and director David Bezmozgis. Set in Toronto in the 1990s, the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama focuses on an already assimilated teenage Russian Jewish refugee, and his newly arrived cousin. The film contrasts the two cultures and contemplates the challenges of immigration.

Motus Theater

Salsaautobiographical monologues in Spanish & English woven to present struggles, resilience, triumph and courage of Latin American women living in our community.

Do You Know Who I Am – Performance documenting untold stories of immigrant youth leader performers whose current life circumstances demonstrate the consequences of current US immigration policy.

Museum of Boulder

Boulder Conversations with Extraordinary People Two speakers in the series are immigrants: Mark Plaatjes a world-champion marathoner from South Africa, and Dr. Ana Maria Rey, an atomic physicist and MacArthur Fellow from Colombia, teaching at CU.

Playback Theatre West

Sharing Our Immigrant HiStories – a night dedicated to stories of your family’s experience of immigration. Share your story and learn from one another. 3/19/16

Resonance Women’s Chorus and Sound Circle

Community concert including music and musicians who represent many of the cultural lineages of Boulder County’s immigrant community to support awareness of social change.

Stories on Stage

In support of Resilience: Immigration, Environment, Energy and Empowerment and in partnership with EcoArts Connection, will present readings by a professional actor in performance of stories of the local immigration experience.

Truth be Told Boulder’s Story Slams

Will feature immigrant stories in their 2016 season – 5 minutes tops, must be true, told from the heart; bi-monthly.

University of Colorado Art Museum

Celebration of Celebrations festive evening of live music, dancing, art making, and light refreshments as you explore elements of Mardi Gras, Lunar New Year, and Chinese New Year all under the same roof. 2/12/16.

Animals in Antiquity animals in art and animals as artifacts from across the Earth and span the last 4,000 years of human history.

Life and Afterlife: Selections from the King Collection of Ancient Chinese Art showcases artifacts dating to China’s prehistoric beginnings through its classic imperial dynasties.

Be Here Now: Conversations Between Objectsprovokes a dialogue between artworks that span different time periods and geographic locations

Artists in Residence Ana María Hernando & Janelle Iglesias. Each artist will create work based on their experiences as immigrants.

Janelle Iglesias: Even a Simple Call Can Turn Into a Complex Racket Museum’s inaugural artist-in-residence. Janelle amasses materials that have been processed by time and nature and upcycles them into intricate environments. The museum will be a site for viewing, interaction, and performance.

Partner with the CU College of Music presents music related to the museum’s Latin America collection.

Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibit will highlight the movement of people and culture during the Elizabethan era.

YWCA of Boulder County

Empowered Thinking Series will focus two community conversations on immigration and address their mission of women’s empowerment, racial justice and youth.

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square-org-carriage Lafayette Public Library

Maintain a separate bookshelf in main lobby with selection of books written by immigrants and highlighting the experience of immigration.

On The Same Page a community reads book about immigration will create a shared experience and expand common understanding.

Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee & Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project

Organizations will co-host Lafayette’s 12th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration in April 2016, to celebrate Chavez and other civil rights leaders, generate awareness about issues of immigration. and celebrate Lafayette’s diversity and commitment to inclusion.

Student-led, art-based projects, including community murals and a series of print PSAs, will be coordinated throughout the 2016 calendar year

Project Yes      

Artist in Residence Programs at Boulder Juvenile Detention Facility, Attention Homes residential shelter, and SPAN/MESA Peers Building Justice program to explore and illuminate participants present immigration situation.

Youth Engagement for One Action will be the focus of two high school interns dedicate to organize community events.

Community Photography Mural in which photographs of residents will explain their immigrant origins.

Kindness Curriculum implemented in elementary schools in East Boulder County to teach integrity, service and empathy through arts-based projects.

Lantern Walk – to symbolize community unity; in collaboration with Louisville.


City of Longmont – City and Neighborhoods

Inclusive Communities Celebration – September 2016; Longmont Museum and Cultural Center.

Kay Carol & Priscila Gallery

DNA Genealogy Project will invite mayors of participating cities to take a DNA swab test to determine their genealogical heritage which a local artist will incorporate into a portrait of each Mayor.

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center

Arts + Immigration Project Opening Celebration, January 23, 2016.

Sampling of the various projects to come throughout the year:

Longmont Immigration History Exhibition, a photographic exhibit that documents the history of immigration to Longmont.

Día de los Muertos, an annual event, to honor those that have passed, includes family friendly arts activities, music and dance.

Do You Know Who I Am and Salsa presented by Motus Theater.

Longmont Public Library

Maintain a separate bookshelf in main lobby with selection of books written by immigrants and highlighting the experience of immigration.

Host a Día de los Muertos altar focusing on immigrants to Longmont who have passed away, and those who have died in the treacherous journey.

Local Galleries

Firehouse, Muse and Kay Carol and Priscilla Gelleries will participate in County-Wide exhibition in collaboration with The Dairy Art Center.

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Louisville Public Library

square-org-danceWho do You Think You Are series will explore genealogy and help patrons research their genealogy.

Book display and pamphlet of all books available at Louisville Public Library dealing with Immigration issues.

Workshop – TBA

Louisville Art Association

Art Exhibit “My Heritage” Spring Summer 2016

Poetry workshop on immigration stories.

City of Louisville / Louisville Cultural Council

Lecture: Immigrant Stories – three artists who have immigrated highlight their experiences.

Countywide Art Exhibit – in collaboration with The Dairy Arts Center and other venues county-wide.

Lantern Walk – Collaboration with Project Yes.

Portraits of Youth Immigrants in Louisville Still, video and/or audio interviews with high school students telling their immigration story.

Fall Festival (To be confirmed) Labor Day Parade and Fall Festival: Theme related to the One Action Project.

Clay Art Pottery

My Family History/Clay Workshop – Participant will make bas relief tiles representing their family’s immigration history, to be displayed with text in an exhibition at the library.


Carousel of Happiness

Immigrant Stories: The Making of a Carousel – an evening dedicated to exploring the role that turn of the century immigrant artists and artisans played in making America’s carousels. Spring 2016.


To be announced

Classroom and community based projects related to immigrant themes.

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