Que Viva!

These are the lovely folks that Laura and I had the pleasure of spending a week with at Burning Man.

We were lucky enough to be welcomed into Camp “Que Viva!”. The mission of “Que Viva!” is to raise awareness of the contribution of migration to this country. At our camp, Burners were invited to tell their own story of migration, whether it be from a different country or their migration to Black Rock City. A video booth recorded their story. At night, the stories were projected onto the ground in front of our camp for all to see and hear.

Also, visitors were invited to make their own butterfly wings. The monarch butterfly migrates from Mexico to Canada, so artist/activist Favianna Rodgriguez choose the butterfly as the symbol of the cause.

And in case you are wondering, yes, that is Dolores Huerta in that picture. Her daughter, Juanita Chavez and her husband, Rich Thomas, along Brooke Oliver, were responsible for making the whole camp manifest itself.

Many thanks to Brooke, Rich, Juana and our other lovely campmates for making this week possible! Que Viva!

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