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Elvira–The Immigration Play & Immigration Storytelling Workshop
Written by Jessica Carmona, and inspired by the life story of Elvira Arellano, this play offers up an imaginary encounter between a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officer and Elvira on the day of her arrest in August 2007. As an interrogation unfolds, Elvira recounts her journey, from being the daughter of a farmer in Mexico to becoming Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.
This play will be followed by a workshop that will guide students and families in recording their own immigration stories.
This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University’s Intercultural Center.
Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.