Georgia DACAmented artist hosts final push for year-end DREAMer legislation
GritoBlast! ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta DACAmented artist, educator and activist Yehimi Cambrón is hosting a rally in support of year-end legislation for DREAMers.
Cambrón is known as the creator of a mural featuring an unique depiction of the Monarch butterfly. Bisected by a pencil, the butterfly’s right wing transforms into the pages of a book.
The artist sees the image as a symbol of solidarity and resilience for herself and the greater community. The mural has become a popular part of the #DreamActNow social media campaign.
“I initially created this piece as a representation of my experience as an undocumented teacher for Teach for America and the impact education has had on my life,” she says. “I come from the state of Michoacán, home of the monarch butterfly that flies north every year. This symbol of migration has evolved to incorporate the knowledge and wisdom people bring with them when they migrate.”
The rally will take place on December 16 at Havana Sandwich Shop, 2905 Buford How NE in Atlanta, from 1-4 p.m. EST.
Cambrón says this event will provide a space of solidarity in which community members will have an opportunity to make calls to members of congress and get photographed in front of the Monarch mural.
The rally has already drawn the support and participation of a number of local organizations including America’s Voice, FWD.us, the Latin American Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Freedom at Agnes, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Los Vecinos de Buford Hwy, the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), the Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance (GUYA), and the Cross Keys Foundation among others.
The event is free and open to the public.