PHOENIX - Promise Arizona and New Carpa Theater are asking performers to come and present short monologues, skits, plays and poetry to raise awareness about the recent separations of migrant children.
On Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m., artists of all sorts will gather at the Arizona State Capitol lawn in and conduct a social justice performance.
"Friday night's performance is part of the accumulated response across the country to the incredibly cruel policy of taking migrant children from their parents, in an attempt to deter people come to the U.S. to seek asylum," said James Garcia, an artistic director for New Carpa Theater, in an email.
Garcia says he will spend the day in a tent writing.
"The tent is a symbol of the tents being erected to house the separated children and migrant families in the makeshift prison camps that have been set up or are scheduled to be set up starting later this week," said Garcia.
He says that he will be writing until 4 p.m., print scripts, and the performance will start right at 6 p.m.
"I think people need to continue in whatever way possible to ensure that the children in federal custody and their parents are not forgotten," said Garcia.
Donated proceeds will also be accepted during the event and online.
"Proceeds will be sent to legal aide groups or a specific family who needs help covering the cost of legal proceedings working to reunite," said Garcia.
If you would like to get more information, please visit promiseaz.org.