Join us at Casa Mariposa this Friday, July 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
where we will be hosting a fundraiser for an upcoming
Immigrant Women's Photography Project!
Come by after work for a glass of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and to view and purchase some stunning photography by talented local photographers. All proceeds go to support a creative new project to give immigrant women a platform to express themselves and tell their stories. Meet Jamara Sky Knight, an inspiring community-organizing artist who is leading the project.
Location: Restoration Project at Casa Mariposa
340 S. 3rd Ave. Tucson, Arizona
Since the passage of the controversial immigration law, SB1070, Arizona has received national and international media attention. The law’s passage has served to highlight the often negative attitudes toward and portrayals of immigrants and immigration issues in the United States. The limited depiction of the human side to these issues is apparent. We are not getting all sides of the story.
This project is an attempt to bring the voices of immigrant women into the picture. In late August Jamara Knight will teach a month long basic photography class. The goal is to provide a group of immigrant women with a safe space to meet, socialize, and express themselves through art and writing. The classes will emphasize self-exploration and self-expression, while giving the participants visibility, a voice, and a sense of agency.
The resulting photographs will become part of a collaborative exhibition through which these women’s unique experiences and artwork will be shared with the larger Tucson community.
Working with women involved with Border Action Network, Jamara will teach participatory photography classes.
More women have already signed up for the class than she was expecting, and she doesn’t want to turn anyone away. Jamara said, “I am now seeking equipment donations for the project. Do you have used photography gear (digital or film cameras, 35 mm film) lying around unused? If you’d like to support a good cause please consider donating your equipment to this project.”
You can bring equipment by to Jamara at the party, or offer your support through donations or buying some beautiful photos or photo cards. Donations will help process film, print images, and buy digital cameras. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions or would like more details about the project you can contact Jamara directly at (410) 689-8804 or