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    Lupita Murillo Tinnen, "American DREAM" solo art exhibit

    Presented by at Women and Their Work

    November 20, 2010 - January 6, 2011


    Lupita Murillo Tinnen,

    Lupita Murillo Tinnen
    American DREAM

    November 20 - January 6, 2011

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, November 20, 7 to 9pm

    Without ever revealing a face, photographer Lupita Murillo Tinnen creates powerful portraits of undocumented students. The obscured faces suggest the invisibility of their personal plight and the precariousness that their undocumented status creates. Using the students’ rooms as a lens to view their Americanized identities, Tinnen creates poignant images of lives constantly threatened by joblessness and deportation. Tinnen puts a human face on the statistics and titles each image with the student’s academic interest and the age they were brought to the U.S. This work is presented against the backdrop of pending legislation: the Development, Relief & Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act that would provide a pathway to citizenship.

    Lupita Murillo Tinnen
    Panel Talk American DREAM
    Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 PM

    Panelists include: Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Artist; Ramiro Luna, Dallas DREAM activist; Terri Givens, Associate Professor of Government, UT Austin: and Barbara Hines, Professor and Co-director of the Immigration Clinic at the School of Law, UT Austin. The panel will examine this contentious issue and the unique barriers faced by these young students.

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