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TISH LAMPERT BIO: TISH LAMPERT www.tishlampert.com Originally from New York City, Tish Lampert began her work as a photojournalist in London where she free-lanced for numerous...
NEW BORDER PATROL CHIEF CANCELS DISABLES CHILDREN's EVENT
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
RODNEY S SCOTT, NEW BORDER PATROL CHIEF -DO NOT CANCEL AND RESTRICT EVENTS AT FRIENDSHIP PARK, CA
Friendship Park has served as a gateway between the United States/Mexico border for decades. Countless have come to this open parkland to congregate in celebration during holidays, and as well to see loved ones. It is here that monthly get-togethers, and family reunions have been created by Enrique Moronoes and Border Angels.
So it is with great dismay I report that the new border patrol chief, Rodney S. Scott, has suddenly changed hours and love @ Friendship Park. New size limits and rules. No "opening the door of hope" in 2018. No more large families, as 10 people total in new size limit, visits now limited to 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. Reduced space for children to play. Previously approved disabled children’s Telethon hug event canceled.
Enrique commented on this lamentable change : "We shall over come, as Love always conquers hate". This Sunday February 12th, we will have songs of love at Friendship park.
"I have been coming to Friendship Park area since the 1970's when I used to run on the beach, now there is a wall, a reduced friendship park space, more limits on being able to simply love your neighbor. Twenty-five hate mongers allowed to protest at Chicano Park, last Sunday, February fourth. And as of this new ruling, only ten loving family members are allowed to enter Friendship Park this past Saturday. We are outraged, and paying attention. Love, has no borders" Enrique Morones, Border Angels.”
There is an effort to wear down those impacted by deportation, family separations, the threat of being deported. With the new head of border patrol we are witnessing efforts to restrict and cancel expected events that have been enjoyed by all who come to Friendship Park. I ask are we going to sit back and allow these restrictions and cancellations to roll out without our voices heard? California is a sanctuary state. The majority of Californians have already made it clear that we do not approve of the deportation, exclusion and ridicule of those who are simply trying to make a decent life for themselves and their families.
Consider how the events at Friendship Park have affected us, in the past. Below is a section of what I wrote after having the privilege of photographing families who were allowed just ‘three minutes’ to reunite:
For the sixth time in history, on November 18th, the 'Door of Hope' was opened at the U.S./Mexican
border, to allow eleven families who have been separated by deportation, to re-unite. Three minutes was all
the time allowed. In these few minutes, wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, along with their young children,
stood at the intersection of Mexico and the United States and clung on to each other with desperation while
feeling that touch, that connection, along with the pain from their time apart. These intimate moments
occurred in front of a crowd of spectators and border patrol. I admit it felt as if we were intruding. As I
witnessed and photographed each of these twelve families, I was mindful of what it means to document
these reunions, at the expense of exploiting these families’ misfortune. Yet for each of those who had
waited years for this chance to see their loved one, their longing and excitement displaced the awkwardness of being on display. If you have three minutes to bask in the love and remembrance of your partner, or yourmother, or your child, the outside world is a blur. Something happened to all of us in this crowd. We were united by these families’ love and longing. We cried. We were humbled by their grace. We were uplifted by their joy, watching young children meet a grand parent or an uncle for the first time. Sisters who could just hold onto to each other for the entire three minutes and then had to be torn apart again when their time was up. The brothers, who at first were sensitive to being watched, quickly moved in to huddle with the entire family. But it was in the eyes of the children that we could see a deep confusion. A child does not understand why their family suffers. Their questioning looks said it all. The circumstances that have broken these families apart feel very wrong.
The visitations were carefully choreographed. Families stood in line until it was their turn. Then they were
escorted, by border patrol, to walk fifty feet to the door of hope, where their loved one was waiting in
anticipation. From the instant they made contact there was not a sound in the crowd. We all lost that sense
of being strangers. Even border patrol was sensitive to the emotional mood.
Friendship Park has been a place of joy, comfort, and love to the countless who have journeyed there to feel the warmth of their full community. It is where we attend the occasions created by Border Angels. But now with the new border patrol chief revising the rules, it is incumbent on us to speak out against these new restrictions. Officer Rodney S Scott we respectfully request that you pay attention to your community and do not restrict the change of hours, size limits and regular events that have brought people together for years, at this beloved location at the U.S./Mexican border.
AMERICA SPEAKS PODCAST PREMIERES TONIGHT ON KSFR RADIO WITH MARTIN SHEEN
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11 pm east coast time, 10, central, 9, mountain time and 8 pacific time ...please everyone tune in
DOOR OF HOPE 11/18/17 -THREE MINUTES ALLOWED -NEW SERIES
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Art of Protest: Epiphany and the Culture of Empowerment
Thursday, January 4, 2018
The Church of the Epiphany/La Iglesia de la Epifanía (Lincoln Heights), 5–8pm. This exhibition traces the parish's involvement in social justice issues since the late 1960s and the legacy of the Chicano Movement, and brings together work by Movimiento artists from the 1960s and 1970s with that of contemporary artists. The show is co-curated by LACMA educator Sofia Gutierrez, artist Ricardo Reyes, historian
VERY PROUD TO BE APART OF THIS HISTORIC EXHIBITION
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
PROTEST ENDING DACA
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE -FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION IN 2018, SANTE FE NEW MEXICO
Monday, August 28, 2017
More details of this exhibition coming soon.
Kamilla Harris - A stand out in the hearings this week - STAY TUNED FOR AMERICA SPEAKS PODCAST TO PREMEIRE LATE SUMMER OF 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
_America Speaks_ Is the sun setting on the United States- related to our integrity as a world leader?
Thursday, June 1, 2017
PROTECT HEALTHCARE FOR SENIORS - PORTRAITS THAT REFLECT THOSE WHO WOULD LOSE THE MOST
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Today's MAY DAY rally of thousands in Los Angeles
Saturday, April 8, 2017
THE IMAGE THAT STAYS IN OUR MINDS
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
LOOKING FOR MY MAMA
Thursday, March 23, 2017
EAST KIVU IN DRC
APRIL 6TH THE 21 ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE- NEVER FORGET
Monday, March 20, 2017
UNITED NATIONS CIVIL SOCIETY
Thursday, March 16, 2017
COMING in the fall of 2017 - an exhibition at the UN reflecting the programs that will be in peril due to USAID denied to global humanitarian projects.
SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE
Thursday, March 9, 2017
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
THE ILLUSION OF FREEDOM
Friday, March 3, 2017
IProtest - America Speaks coming soon.
I PROTEST USA - PROJECT 1461 - look for my weekly bolg
Friday, February 3, 2017
WE THE PEOPLE
Friday, February 3, 2017
TEARS AND DISDAIN : ON THE FRONTLINES OF DT'S INAUGURATION
Friday, February 3, 2017
UPCOMING : I PROTEST USA LAUNCH - ARCHIVAL 17 YEAR COLLECTION - REFELCTING DISSENT IN THE U.S. ...
ABOVE THE GRID - EXHIBITION IN MALIBU, CA SPRING, 2017 TO BENEFIT FOR PUBLIC LANDS
Thursday, January 5, 2017
At The Four Year Anniversary of Sandy Hook And Still No Gun Legislation To Protect Our Children
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Protests Must Continue
Saturday, December 3, 2016
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES EVERYHERE HAVE COME TOGETHER TO PROTECT THE WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Six young Standing Rock Sioux water protectors ran from the camp at Oceti Sakowin to the border of Southern California to gather support against the DAPL
STOP BIG PHARMA
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
VOTING DAY USA
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
JOIN ME ON THE TRAIL IN PHOENIX ARIZONA NEXT WEEKEND TO GET OUT THE VOTE
Friday, October 21, 2016
RALLYING MILLENIALS IN PHOENIX FOR A LAST PUSH TO GET OUT THE VOTE - I WILL POST MORE DETAILS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS- WE HAVE BEEN RALLYING WITH BERNIE SANDERS - IN CALIFORNIA TO URGE THE PASSAGE OF PROP 61
WORKING ALONGSIDE THE USVAA AND VOTO LATINO !
A CHANGE IN THE WIND
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
New series to be exhibited at USVAA in February 2017.
FOUND TREASURES - EXHIBITION
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
A collection of vintage imagary. Im proud to be in this group exhibition Oct 6, opening reception.
FOUND TREASURES FILM SHOWCASE
Friday, September 30, 2016
JOIN TISH LAMPERT - A GROUP SHOW : VINTAGE FIM IMAGARY A&I is pleased to host our "Found Treasures" Film Showcase displaying our clients' submitted vintage film photo submissions, some of which may have been been in storage for decades! Enjoy memories and photography from the past, for one night only, this October 6th at 6pm at O'Gallery in Hollywood. See you there! Oh, and don't forget to bring your film camera with you...
Monday, September 19, 2016
LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HAROLD ADLER EXHIBITING EARLY WORKS 2017
JOIN ME WITH THE DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF LAGUNA, CA FOR A SPOTLIGHT ON MY PROJECT I PROTEST IN OCTOBER, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
JUST RETURNED FROM CLEVELAND AND PHILLY - PLEASE VIEW THE NEW WORK IN I PROTEST - http://visura.co/user/tishlampert3/view/i-protest?editor=active
LOOK FOR THE SHORT FORM DOCUMENTARY OF THIS 16 YEAR ARCHIVE- COMING SOON
I PROTEST - EXHIBITION IN BERKELYEY JUNE 2017
Thursday, June 9, 2016
JOIN ME AT THE Art House Gallery & Cultural Center IN BERKELEY CA NEXT SUMMER (2017) FOR MY THREE MONTH EXHIBITION IN CELEBRATION OF "THE SUMMER OF LOVE" AND TO COMPARE THE PROTEST MOVEMENT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS TODAY
International Refugee Day
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
I am proud to join Creative Visions, in Malibu, Ca., in their group exhibition in honor of international refugee day on June 20, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
I PROTEST - A TRAVELING US EXHIBITION - PREMEIRED IN LOS ANGELES AT PHOTO LA -2016
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