11th Annual Benefit and Photo Exhibit Showcases Immigrant Experiences in Life behind the Scenes
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Amidst the busy summer tourist and social season, guests at the 11th Annual Visión – a look at life behind the scenes took an evening (Tuesday, August 7) to recognize the contributions of the Latino immigrant community in making it all possible. The event raises funds for Saratoga County EOC’s Latino Community Advocacy Program which provides English classes, interpreting and advocacy seasonally at the Saratoga Racecourse backstretch and year round to immigrant families through the Saratoga County area.
The annual gathering is also an opening reception for “Estamos Aqui” (We Are Here), EOC’s ongoing photography workshop series and exhibition. This exhibit chronicles Latino immigrant members of the community, documents and shares their experiences of living and working in the Saratoga area. This year’s photography workshop series was supported by a Skidmore Community Arts grant and the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative.
“Photographs represent the experiences and perspectives of the Latino immigrant community in Saratoga County through their own voices” says Executive Director, Jo Anne Hume. “Taking the time to listen to and support the immigrant men and women in our community, who contribute in so many ways, is important for building stronger and more welcoming communities for all. It’s all part of our mission to help individuals and families work toward self-sufficiency and reach their goals.”
This year’s event also featured music by the Bronte Roman Ensemble, tequila tasting by One With Life Tequila, beverages provided by Saratoga Eagle and Southern Wine and Spirits and Latin-inspired hors d’oeuvres.
GALLERY: ¡ESTÁN AQUÍ TAMBIÉN!
August 12, 2018