On Stage

Social Justice Event

‘The Border—Through the Lens of Poetry, Music and Theater’


An evening of performances will feature a collaboration of poets, musicians, and actors from Silver City Community Theater exploring how immigration and border issues affect our lives and communities.

The event happens from 7-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan.18 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3845 Swan St. in Silver City. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per adult, however, no one will be turned away. All donations go to support refugees and asylum seekers.

The artists will express in poetry, song and acting how immigration events on our southwest border affect us, and communitylives in New Mexico and in the United States.

There will be a mix of poems and music performed by Elise Stuart, former poet laureate of Silver City; Tony Russ; Amos Lee; Ian Bailey; Joe Neri; Marty Eberhardt; and Maria Casler. Following that portion of the evening, actors from the Silver City Community Theater, along with other actors, will perform “A Scene from Our Border,” a 10-minute original play written by Andy Payne, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

At the conclusion of the program the audience can participate in a short discussion about the topics illustrated by the performances and addressing the question: How do we bring about positive change regarding immigration?

Donations from this and other events will continue to benefit the UUFSC Social Justice Committee and the work it does in supporting immigration reform, income inequality, climate change and other social justice issues in our larger community.

For more information call 575-956-5686.

To learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com, visit www.uufsc.com.