Participants from PUGG, SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster, NY
The monarch butterflies we created in these workshops are symbolic of the fragility and resilience of caged migrant children at the U.S.–Mexican border. Embedded in the symbolism is a feeling of injustice and exasperation amid the butterflies’ natural urge to fly, for freedom. The butterfly has come to be endowed with the power to shape public conversations and potentially alter policy and practice. Participants in the workshop reflected on the consequences of migration policies and learned about advocating for children’s mental health while tearing the edges of paper butterflies that would be included in an artistic- expression-as-resistance public art installation.
Learn more about the project visiting BrokenMonarchs.org
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