Join us as we open a special exhibition from a local artist whose beautiful and powerful works speak to issues of immigration, domestic violence, U.S. imperialism, and more.
Yoo A Kang first came to the United States in 1990. She raised two children in Minnesota before joining her daughter in South Bend in 2015. In starting her new life as a domestic violence survivor, she turned to printmaking to process her experiences at the intersection of being an immigrant, a Korean, a woman of color, and a mother.
On September 29, 2018, the Civil Rights Heritage Center proudly opens, “i.m.migration,” an exhibition of Ms. Kang’s prints. Her work illuminates the experience of isolation and pain of immigrants in this country, as well as conveying messages of race, migration, the myth of the American Dream, and the following disappointment and betrayal. She wishes to shine light on the effect of US’s neo-imperialism in South Korea, the source of the Korean diaspora in the world.
Guests are encouraged to join as we unveil the exhibition with a reception featuring the artist. Attendees can see the exhibition, meet the artist, and see a brief video about her life’s story.
This opening event is free, and public attendance at any part of the evening is warmly encouraged.