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The LP Documents: Lizania Cruz – We the News

In the midst of an era fueled by generalizations and incendiary rhetoric, how do we share immigrant stories in a way that is reflective and representative of their complexity and humanity? Created by LP Artist-in-Residence Lizania Cruz, We the News amplifies these unique stories through a pop-up physical newsstand. The newsstand is filled with bilingual zines created by immigrants affiliated with local partnering organizations. Historically, zines have been a medium of communication within subcultures and a tool in activist movements and organizing. Via zines that focus on stories of traditions and rituals, Lizania co-creates spaces of sanctuary through the use of language, personifying the role words and messages play in uniting, empowering, and building community.

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