We are Human Beings

“We Are Human Beings” is one of 5 installations I created from my #familiasseparadasproject. This installation took place in front of the ICE building in Philadelphia on October 12th, 2015. As ICE agents looked on, I led the installation with volunteers and families from Juntos, an immigrant rights organization based in Philadelphia. The 90’ words come from Ana, an undocumented mother, who was detained with her daughter at the Berks County family prison in Pennsylvania. Ana’s words were placed at the exit point where detained loved ones are transported to jails and prisons.

"We Are Human Beings" Familias Separadas- Phase 1 by Michelle Angela Ortiz