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Red Bra, Anti-Archive; Object No. 8, Brownsville, Texas, Found 2008

These objects put a face on the migration crisis

I recently attended an exhibition featuring the work of University of North Carolina professor and visual artist Susan Harbage Page. Since 2007, Page has made yearly pilgrimages to the Texas – Mexico border to collect objects left behind by migrants, which she has now compiled into her exhibit, Objects from the Borderlands: The U.S.-Mexico Anti-Archive. The collection is made up of 867 objects including toothbrushes, shoes, backpacks, ID cards, and small Bibles, all meant to remind the viewer of the human face behind the politics of the U.S. immigration debate. 

I recently attended an exhibition featuring the work of University of North Carolina professor and visual artist Susan Harbage Page. Since 2007, Page has made yearly pilgrimages to the Texas – Mexico border to collect objects left behind ...

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“Declaration of Unity” Calls for Racial Justice and Migrant Rights

“Calling the border crossers, footsteps mourning lost homelands. Calling beautiful black men, beating hearts stilled by police bullets. Calling incarcerated mothers, milk souring behind bars. Calling the forgotten bodies, seeping sorrow into the Mediterranean. Calling indigenous peoples, displaced in their own lands . . .”

“Calling the border crossers, footsteps mourning lost homelands. Calling beautiful black men, beating hearts stilled by police bullets. Calling incarcerated mothers, milk souring behind bars. Calling the forgotten bodies, seeping sorrow into the Mediterranean. Calling indigenous ...

MISSION, TX - JULY 24: Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them families or unaccompanied minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Rio Grande Sector of the border has the heaviest traffic of illegal crossings of the entire U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

These 24 Poems May Help Women Survive The Border Crossing

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their border-crossing journeys.

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their ...

Three paintings by Ray Mack

Painter Ray Mack shoplifts from the dudes of art history

I first encountered Ray Mack’s art when we attended grad school together. I was instantly drawn to her playful, irreverent, and super smart paintings and the obvious feminist perspective behind them.

I first encountered Ray Mack’s art when we attended grad school together. I was instantly drawn to her playful, irreverent, and super smart paintings and the obvious feminist perspective behind them.

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