Art caravan heading to Brownsville

A caravan of artists and Latino activists from Austin will made its way to Brownsville on Sunday, July 8th to join the weekly protests against the separation and detention of migrant families.

Members of Jolt, which aims to mobilize voters and increase Latino political influence in Texas, has started painting a canvas mural that will be completed by participants during their Art Caravan for the Children at Hope Park, located near the Rio Grande and Gateway International Bridge. The group is slated to arrive at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The mural will show children with interlocking arms standing in front of the border fence with a phrase taken from a poem: “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”

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