Join us for at the cHURCH for Tortilla Stories Party, a project by mel*. This is a free event. Bagels and coffee will be served.
In this party we will listen to tortilla stories that some Mexican immigrants have shared, find our own connection to immigration through food, share and enjoy our favorite dish that reminds us of home, and we’ll answer the question: if tortillas could talk, what would they say about me?
These activities will result in a recording of a tortilla record. This event is an interactive version of tortilla stories. Please bring a dish that reminds you of home for the potluck at the end.
mel* is from Mexico City. Currently, she resides in Brooklyn, NY. She’s an artist, performer and arts organizer. She uses art as a means of transformation and social change by focusing in creating connections between people to find healing, reflection and empathy, igniting equity and empowerment. She strives to achieve it through movement, interactive and participatory installations, workshops and conversations.
mel* is part of the eccs.world collective and flores horizontales. She was part of the 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts “Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Social Practice”. She holds a certification from NYC’s Health Department as a mental health first aider and NYC’s Gibney Dance’s Institute for Community Action training program. She co-founded escenaconsejo in 2013, a Mexican performance and multimedia company.http://open-source-gallery.org/tortilla-stories-party/
Location: Open Source Gallery
306 17th Street, Brooklyn