Voice of Art - “Migration Is Beautiful” feat. artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez - Pt. 1

“Since I was an adolescent, I began to see the rise of anti-immigrant laws around the country,” says the 34-year-old, Rodriguez. “As an artist, I’ve always been really curious about how art can help change society.”

For the past decade, Rodriguez has been lecturing around the country about the power of art, cultural organizing, and technology to inspire social change. When the filmmakers approached her, she was busy teaching printmaking at Stanford University in California.

“I thought it was a great idea,” she says about making “Migration is Beautiful.” “As [Latinos’] political power is growing, I wanted to show that art is the way for us to tell our story. Behind every migrant is a story of family love. I thought if there were ways we can highlight that instead of the negative stories you hear over and over, there might be a way to change people’s lives about how they see migrants.”