Monday, June 24, 2019

#CloseTheCamps Fundraiser 6/29/19 at 8 p.m. - NYC


PRESS RELEASE


Peter J. Kuo & 3K² Productions present

#CloseTheCamps Action Event

A Reading, Support Resources, and Ally Training

I Never Saw Another Butterfly
by Celeste Raspanti

Directed by Rebecca Etzine and Peter J. Kuo

Featuring a cast of mostly Jewish and Latinx actors: 
Antonio Araujo, Danny Bryck, Rick Burkhardt, Rachel Caplan,
Alex Chester, Gloria Cordona, Chris Costa, Max Helfand, Elizabeth Klein, 
Maribel Martinez, Bess Miller, Sarita Ocón, and Lauren Slakter.

Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Ernst C. Stiefel Hall, Arnhold Hall
The New School
55 West 13th Street, Rm. i400
New York, NY 10011

Open to the public. Early donations to the following organizations are encouraged.
Mention "#CloseTheCamps Action Event" when donating.

Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles,

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in New York,
and Freedom for Immigrants in Oakland.

Resources on how to financially support these organization will be provided at the event.



Following the reading, attorney Zachary Zwillinger will facilitate a workshop on ways allies can better support and protect undocumented immigrants and refugees.

Alarming and heartbreaking news has been continuously coming in the past week accounting the reprehensible conditions under which immigrant children, some of which are infants, have been detained in camps at the border. From overcrowding, to malnutrition, to lack of access to basic needs such as soap, toothpaste, and diapers; the children's treatment is inhumane to say the least. Following the latest leak of ICE's "family op" plan to target 2,000 undocumented immigrants and refugees, and a tweet mentioning the "removing of millions," a need became clear to draw more attention to the deplorable actions of our government, support organizations that are helping these individuals, and educate our society on ways we can help.

To spread awareness, we are producing a reading of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, the story of Raja, a young Jewish girl who is separated from her family during World War II to Terezin, a camp where 15,000 Jewish children passed through. Raja, who lived through it all, provides care and hope for the children, at a time when only despair can be found.
Can't make it? Donate directly to
 Immigrant Defenders Law Center
Mention "#CloseTheCamps Action Event" when donating.

Additional Event Personnel
Producers: Pia Haddad, Peter J. Kuo
Associate Producer: Nikki Meñez
Stage Manager: Jonathan Castanien
Composer: Rick Burkhardt
Graphic Design: Andrés López-Alicea

Special Thanks: Laura Huerta Castro, Jake Clark, Jessica Cochran, 
Kimberly Colburn, Kevin Kopjak, Russell Lehrer, Lisa Okamoto, 
Chantel Rodriguez, Lauren Yee.

Produced by special arrangement with

THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Venue provided with generous support by
The New School, College of Performing Arts, School of Drama.

Rehearsal venue provided for this event by The Drama League.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


March for Immigrant Justice NYC - 6/29/19 at 10 a.m.

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