“Reflections on Home,” an exhibit that just opened in Oakland, CA, features the work of 19 women immigrant artists, each expressing their reflections on home and belonging. As immigration becomes increasingly prevalent in the national conversation, especially for people of color living in the US, these visual artists are making their roots known. Their aim is to challenge the notion that immigrants and second-generation citizens are antithetical to what it means to be American.
Running throughout the month of March, the event is organized by ARTogether, OACC (Oakland Asian Cultural Center), and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists), three non-profit organizations dedicated to lifting up the voices of historically underrepresented communities in the Bay Area. Local organizations who are doing important work in immigration justice, including Sheherzade Squad and No Immigrants No Spice, also are participating.