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BENEFIT CONCERT: LA MUNA and her Corazón Norte:

SUNDAY February 26, 2017 6-8 pm

@ Unitarian Church, 306 N. Aurora St, Ithaca NY

 $10-20 suggested donation; benefit to raise funds to protect the rights of immigrants and refugees

Background Norte  

Corazόn Norte is a record made up of songs and interviews that seek to incarnate, through art, migrant stories. The record was born at the Kino Border Initiative Soup Kitchen on the Mexican American border as an effort to gift each traveler a song in honor of their journey. Corazόn Norte offers a richer understanding of migration by exploring the individual stories that embody its complexity, its horrors, and the depth of its humanity. Its ultimate goal is to light a passion for the dignity of each person regardless of which side of any line he or she stands.

Background La Muna  

Natalia Serna, aka La Muna, is a Colombian-American musician and sociologist that moved to the border city of Nogales, Sonora as a volunteer at the Kino Border Initiative Soup Kitchen. Corazόn Norte has  been presented at migrant soup kitchens, detention centers, universities and theaters across Mexico, Guatemala and the U.S. Her music on social justice has been used by the Discovery Channel, Two America’s film, Jesuit Refugee Services, Bread for the World, and Creighton Backpacker film El Deportado, among others.

co-sponsored by Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition; TC Worker’s Center; CNY-Cajibío Sister Community; Latino Civic Association; Latin American Studies minor program and Modern Languages and Literature Dept. @ Ithaca College; Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, History and Modern Languages @ SUNY-Cortland; SUNY-Oswego; Amnesty International group 73-Ithaca; Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America; Showing up for Racial Justice; and Social Justice Council-Unitarian Church.

for more information or for accommodations please contact Patricia Rodriguez,



Patricia Rodriguez
Associate Professor, Politics
Ithaca College, NY