Hispanic Heritage Month: Los Esenciales Exhibit and Lecture
Los Esenciales focuses on the immigrant essential workers who kept our country running, while others were privileged enough to quarantine during the pandemic. Many of the essential workers, because of immigration status, have had no choice but to put their lives on the line and continue working. These essential workers however, still do not qualify for COVID relief or stimulus benefits. This exhibit highlights the contributions of Latinx essential workers.
Through photography, Latino Street and Documentary Photographer, Hector Vaca Cruz explores the themes of privilege, immigration, racism, nationalism, colorism, classism, and identity. "I make my images, to spark dialogue, in order to better understand these issues and find solutions. More importantly, my photos give a voice to those who have been stifled by a system based on privilege and prejudice."
Join us in the Multicultural Suite outside the DICE Lounge at 6pm for the exhibit and the lecture will begin at 6:45pm in the DICE Lounge (Dana 014). Masks are required at all times in the building.
The exibit will remain on display through November 2021.
Wednesday, September 29 at 6:45pm
1900 Selwyn Avenue