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Jason De León: Hostile Terrain
19 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
Organized by the NOCCCD office of Diversity and Compliance and installed in the School of Fine Arts Lobby, Hostile Terrain is a global pop-up installation and wall-map about America’s humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Created by anthropologist Jason De León, author of The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail, Hostile Terrain asks visitors to fill toe-tags with information about the 3,000+ people who have died trying to cross into the U.S. through the Sonoran Desert over the past 25 years, and whose bodies have been found. MORE
The goal of this exhibition is to raise awareness about the United States’ brutal immigration enforcement policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence” that has and continues to claim the lives of thousands of people since the mid-1990s. Hostile Terrain is a precursor to the 2020 global participatory exhibition titled Hostile Terrain 94, curated by Dr. De León.
For more information, visit the Cypress College Art Gallery, located in between Theater Arts and Fine Arts.