diana naranjo

Musica, conciertos, Austin TX

Breaking Down Walls: True Stories from Local Immigrants

USTIN, TEXAS. Bear witness to the silent suffering within our community’s local undocumented immigrants, as they share their experience of struggling through fear, intimidation, and prejudice in their pursuit to forge a better life in the United States. Six local community members will share personal stories, in ten minutes or less, on their experience as immigrants in Austin. Tellers include locals Alex Gutierrez, Julian Copado, Cinthya Zapata, Monica Tornoe, and others. 

Live stories will be interspersed with music by Carlos "Millo" Ufret from Los Bohemios Perdidos, Salvadorian singers and songwriters Teresita and Mauricio Callejas, and Colombian singer Diana Naranjo. The event includes a gallery display of over a hundred hand-written stories of undocumented immigrants from our local Hispanic community. In addition, there will be an art installation focusing on the Hispanic immigrant experience. 

The event is free to the public. A suggested $5 donation will go to support immigration programs of Grassroots Leadership, a local nonprofit that provides support, protection, and justice for immigrants impacted by U.S. detention and deportation policies.