Being “undocumented” does not mean having no documents, being invisible, untraceable, or ignorable. The "undocumented" may lack certain governmental papers, but this does not mean their lives are un-recordable. This event, sponsored by the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, takes up the question of documentation and representation in the face of immigration to the US, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ+ individuals. What role do artists, activists, archives, and communities play in recording history, pushing for reform, and fighting for rights? How do we create place and space for our communities? How do we record this history without putting individuals at risk? This panel puts together artists, activists, and organizers to discuss their own practice and experiences.
This program is in collaboration with In Plain Sight, a coalition of 80 artists united to create an artwork dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and the United States culture of incarceration.
More details here: https://one.usc.edu/program/undocumented-artists-activists-and-archives