Migrant Quilts Displayed from March 17 - April 28 in Unitarian Universalist Gallery and Sanctuary
Twelve Migrant Quilts honoring those who died in the desert between 2000 and 2016 were created by volunteers. Each quilt is made from recycled migrant clothing found at lay-up sites along the US/Mexico border, depicting the names of those who have perished in the borderlands in the Tucson Sector. The quilts memorialize those who are forgotten and raise awareness about the causes of migration and the deleterious U.S. foreign and domestic policies that have created the immigration crisis.
Jodi Ipsen, the project coordinator, and Peggy Hazard, who is documenting the quilts, will be the guest speakers on March 19th at 10am, Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Amado, 15 County Line Road, Amado, Arizona 85645. Directions: Turn off Interstate I-19 at Exit 48 for Amado. Drive east and cross the East Frontage Road. Turn right into Amado Territory Ranch. We are the first building on the left. For more information, call 520-648-0570.