Mylar for Disco, Not Deportation

3:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday!

January 18 - 20, 2019 at Congregation Beth Shalom

Located in Palkovitz Lobby up the stairs into the Sisser Lobby outside the Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom.

Congregation Beth Shalom is excited to host an exhibition of Jacqueline von Edelberg's Mylar For Disco, Not Deportation, an interactive public art piece that draws awareness to the plight of children separated from their families at the border. We will be showcasing the thousands of cards people in Pittsburgh, Seattle and Chicago have written before they are forwarded to Cards for Kids to distribute to detained immigrant children.
Over the course of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, we will have supplies on hand for community members to write their own notes. Attendees are encourage to write a message of love and kindness in English or Spanish. Cards may be dropped off at the front desk of Beth Shalom to be forwarded on to children in detention.

Card making station will be available in Palkovitz Lobby | With respect to Shabbat, no card making will be allowed in the congregation during that time. Please take your card home and bring back on Sunday!

Chicago artist Jacqueline von Edelberg insists that art and personal protest have the power to create tremendous social change. “We are a nation of immigrants. Together, we are spitfire and rebirth, and above all, love. THIS is the spirit that makes America great.”  Her work is made possible thanks to the generous support of Dan and Debbi Booker.

Free and open to all!