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Dream Act

Raoul Deal

Image by Raoul Deal.

Migration Now! was a 2012 print portfolio co-produced by Justseeds and CultureStrike (CultureStrike is now the Center for Cultural Power) which explored the social, cultural, and emotional facets of immigration.

Raoul Deal is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who often works collaboratively in community settings. He is on faculty in the Art Department at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts and Artist-in-Residence for UWM’s Cultures and Communities Program. In that capacity, he generates community art projects and interventions in Milwaukee neighborhoods. In addition to his work as a community artist, Deal has exhibited both individually and collectively in museums and galleries in the United States and Mexico, and as a mentor artist with Redline Milwaukee.

Deal’s piece “Dream Act” humanizes the struggle for survival that immigrants feel on a daily basis. Deal came to Milwaukee from Mexico in 1998 after completing his Master’s and starting a family. As an artist, his work has been rooted in collaborations with people from different cultural, social, academic, and intellectual communities. “On a daily basis I witness the awful toll that a broken immigration system takes on Latino students, friends, and their extended families,” Deal said. “Nobody is untouched.”

This page is currently a placeholder while we to track down the original high-res files of the images from this portfolio (06/2020)

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