Why Tucson?

In Tucson, we live in a colonial present dominated by border imperialism. This brings a toxic soup featuring the worst inventory of our past; it continues to exploit individuals to produce racialized and criminalized cheap labor for the global economy and provide bodies for the privatized prison industrial complex and also serves as a machine that terrorizes the native population of the historical border. Art-based interventions are critical tools to examine and address these societal structures of oppression and human rights abuses.