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Inlandia Workshops at RAM
Memories of Migration: Diverse Journeys

September 30 • 2 PM and November 18 • 2 PM
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside

The Inlandia Institute in partnership with Riverside Art Museum will present writing workshops using inspirations by current exhibitions at RAM to give voice to the migration stories of our multicultural community. Workshop participants will view artworks and with guided writing prompts reflect on their family’s migration stories, or imagine their own creative immigration adventure.

At least one million immigrants live in the Inland So Cal—contributing to the region’s economic strength and cultural vitality. Migrants enrich our community with their history, language, and cultural traditions in art, music, dance and cuisine—creating a unique tapestry in our multicultural society.

Join Frances J. Vasquez on September 30, 2 p.m.– 4 p.m. for a workshop inspired by the exhibition of authentic ancient treasures, Uncovering Ancient México: The Mystery of Tlatilco.

Join Frances again on November 18, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. for a workshop focusing on two art exhibitions as the spark for writing stories of migration and immigration, Codex Rodriguez-Mondragon by Sandy Rodriguez who makes powerful historical and visual linkages to present day ICE agents… and Refugee Stories by Kathryn Clark who, in a series of embroidery panels and works on paper that follow the journey of Syrian refugees into Europe.

The workshops are free for RAM members; included with paid general admission.

Frances J. Vásquez facilitates Tesoros de Cuentos writing workshops in Casa Blanca and is a contributor to the Inlandia Literary Journeys column in The Press-Enterprise and The Sun. She graduated from UCR with BS and MBA Degrees. Frances serves on the Inlandia Institute Board and is a member of the Multicultural Council of the Riverside Museum Associates.

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