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MONTARlaBestia (Riding the Beast)

July 11 - August 10, 2017

Center for Latin American Studies
2334 Bowditch Street
Berkeley, California

Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

The MONTARlaBestia (“Riding the Beast”) art exhibition by the Colectivo de Artistas Contra la Discriminación (Artist Collective Against Discrimination) will go on display at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1pm. 

This moving and visually stunning exhibition responds to “La Bestia” – a train that carries up to half a million Central American migrants a year on a dangerous journey across Mexico towards the United States. Through art and poetry, the Colectivo de Artistas contra la Discriminación explores the meaning of “riding the beast.” 

Recently, the topics of walls and deportations, in a context of often xenophobic rhetoric, have focused national and international attention on the southern border of the United States. The Center for Latin American Studies feels this a critical moment to engage in dialogue with people from both sides of the border. The MONTARlaBestia exhibit will be part of a larger program in the fall at Center for Latin American Studies that will focus on important themes that span the United States and Mexico.

The exhibit will be hosted at the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley (2334 Bowditch Street), in collaboration with The Mexican Museum, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation. More information about the Center for Latin American Studies is available at clas.berkeley.edu