San Antonio, TX and New York, NY – Today, RAICES launched its “Immigration and the Arts” microsite, an online hub designed to serve as a home for the migrant justice pioneer’s Creative Partnerships and incubator for conversations on art and social justice.
To date, RAICES has collaborated with artists and content producers who share the vision of culture as a force for global change, including folk virtuoso, Grammy winner, and MacArthur genius grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens a, seven-time Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Joan Osborne, hip-hop legends Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, and trap pioneer DJ Carnage.
“We believe that the law is downstream from culture. We will not lawyer our way toward a better future. To see systemic change, we need a culture shift,” says Jonathan Ryan, CEO and President.
RAICES fosters and amplifies all forms of artistic expression that have the power to spark an extended dialogue on immigration, justice, and human rights, and today’s launch reflects a deepened commitment to art as advocacy. Through immigration narratives that explore our common humanity, storytellers across genres can unite us, move hearts and minds, and ultimately shift policies and practices toward justice.
“Through our Creative Partnerships and in-house productions, RAICES will continue to drive the conversation about the experience of immigrants and refugees in America,” says Malwina Łyś-Dobradin, Director of Creative Partnerships. “Central to our approach is the elevation of positive immigration narratives that have the power to inspire a more just, humane, and tolerant society.”
Visit the “Immigration and the Arts” microsite to learn more about RAICES Creative Partnerships and explore Staff Picks that reflect the team’s vast expertise and insight into the immigrant experience.