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Hostile Terrain 94: A Global Pop-Up Exhibition about America’s Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

Date/Time

Sep 23, 2019 to Sep 27, 2019
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

The Penn Museum will host Hostile Terrain 94: A Global Pop-Up Exhibition about America’s Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border, which draws attention to over 3,199 people who have died trying to migrate through the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona since 2000. On September 23-24, volunteers will gather at the Penn Museum from 10:00 am-5:00 pm to write names on the tags. The finished installation will be on display through Thursday, September 26 at 5:00 pm; and on Friday, September 27, the project will be de-installed. 


Led by anthropologist Jason De León, volunteers write the names of the deceased, along with their age, sex, cause of death, condition of their body, and location of their recovery, on color-coded “toe tags.” The tags will be affixed to a large-scale map of the Arizona-Mexico border in the exact locations where the corresponding bodies were found, providing a visual representation of the lives lost. Viewing this installation is included with Penn Museum admission, and is free for volunteers who register online and show proof of registration.

Register at: https://signup.com/go/OPvaCLQ

Cost

Free with Museum Admission

Location

View map Penn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Phone

215-898-4045

Contact name

Julianna Whalen

Contact email

info@pennmuseum.org

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