Undocument Lives

An estimated 4.4 million undocumented youth ages 30 and under live in the United States, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. But who are they, beyond this statistic?

To find out, we spent time with undocumented youth from the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, who generously shared their stories with us. We posted photos and videos of them on our Instagram account, which has since evolved into a larger storytelling project, leading to pieces in VICE and Fusion.

From June 2nd - 18th, UFO Gallery in Berkeley will host the Undocumented Lives exhibit, which will lend images and words to the unique experiences of these youth, including how they've been impacted by recent shifts in immigration policy.

Come join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 2nd from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at UFO Gallery. Enjoy food from Tacos Sinaloa and El PorteƱo Empanadas; beer from Fort Point Beer Company and Drake's Brewing Co.; as well as peformances by singer-songwriter Naima Shalhoub + hip-hop artist Babii Cris + musician and spoken word artist Javier Mejia Cuenca.

All proceeds will benefit Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization changing the conversation around immigration, identity and citizenship through storytelling.

While we don't anticipate any issues with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), we ask that you please refer to the Immigration Resource Packet (in English and Spanish) + the first page of the ICE Response Protocol document here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B64DGgDPIeEpa25jbjRRRGRndTA.

We look forward to seeing you!