Oct 23, 2017 | 12:30pm–3:00pm EDT Past Event

Flores de Libertad (Flowers of Freedom) Activation

Join Monument Lab artist Michelle Angela Ortiz for a creative activation in the Barnes Foundation’s light-filled Annenberg Court. In conjunction with her project Seguimos Caminando (We Keep Walking)Ortiz is making thousands of paper flowers, a tradition passed down by her maternal grandmother, with messages of freedom for the families detained at the Berks Detention Center, a prison outside of Philadelphia for immigrant families. The flowers will be assembled in a creative action at City Hall in late October. Ortiz intends to honor mothers previously or currently unjustly detained at Berks Detention Center along with partners from the Shut Down Berks Coalition. Ortiz will adorn the windows of the Field Office with the flowers to prepare them for City Hall, and then re-stage this creative action in the Barnes Foundation’s light-filled Annenberg Court on Sunday, November 5.