Artist Jaime Guerrero invited visitors to share their own stories of childhood immigration to Los Angeles in the form of handwritten letters. These letters covered an entire wall at the Craft in America Center during Jaime Guerrero’s solo exhibition at the Craft in America Center–surrounding Guerrero’s glass sculptures of children detained at the border–and at the Biscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo Historic Monument in Downtown Los Angeles as a part of the exhibition Borders and Neighbors: Craft Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico. The letters have been digitized so that they may continue to be shared. This participatory public history collection project is intended to deepen community understanding of child immigrant experiences and how they impact our city.
This project is being made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.