It's a CIPC signature event celebrating immigrant rights art, culture, and policy.
You’re invited to a California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) signature event celebrating immigrant rights art, culture, and policy! LA-based DJ LANGOSTA will be playing a live set throughout the night while everyone enjoys exhibited art, drinks, paletas, games, and artist talks. CIPC’s “I Love Immigrants” shirts and prints will also be available for sale, with all donations and proceeds going to support critical immigrant rights work across the state.
Come to mix, mingle, and make a difference – Policy & Paletas is a special event you don’t want to miss!
ABOUT PARTNERING DJ AND ARTISTS:
LANGOSTA is a DJ, Producer, and Vocalist based in Los Angeles, CA mixing rhythms from her Afro-Colombian heritage, vocals from her jazz music education, and beats from her love for electronic dance music to bring a unique musical experience to your art show or party. LANGOSTA is happy to make specific playlists for themes or genres that your party or art show would want. In addition to being a cumbia and global bass DJ, LANGOSTA is also a jazz and funk singer and radio host of “Mujer Mundial” on KSPC 88.7FM and KQBH 101.5FM — a world music show that takes each week to showcase a woman of color from anywhere around the globe making moves in music.
Beto Soto is a self-taught artist based in San Diego, California working with both photo and painting mediums. Soto has worked with non-profits such as A Reason to Survive and The AJA Project, nonprofits who cater to empowering the voice of endangered and immigrant youth using art and photography. As a participant himself, Soto has been able to gain experience and skills through these organizations to use in his own work. “Photography has always allowed me to accept myself for who I am. I feel that once someone sees an image the emotion and portrayal is contagious to the viewer.” Soto is now an Open Places Initiative Fellow through Open Society foundations working on an 18-month fellowship project in collaboration with The AJA project. Soto’s project focuses on storytelling through
photography, highlighting the narrative of DACAmented LGBTQ people living in San Diego, California.
Soto was inspired through his own experiences with the DACA program, “My goal is to make people understand the complexity of being in the DACA program while also dealing with your sexuality.”
Yasmine Diaz navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various media on paper. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her mixed media work often reflects personal histories of the opposing cultures she was raised within. She has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, Charlie James Gallery,
and Station Beirut. Diaz is a 2019 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellow with works included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The University of California Los
Angeles, and The Poetry Project Space in Berlin. Her installation Exit Strategies, completed as artist in residence at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, was recommended by the LA Times, Artillery
Magazine, and Feminist Magazine. She lives and works in Los Angeles.