Migration is Sweet
"Migration is Sweet” is an interactive installation created by locally-based Jolt, a LatinX civic engagement organization. The piece was created in response to the ongoing state of limbo of DREAMERs, whose future in the U.S. remains uncertain. The “Migration is Sweet” installation is a 7’ X 7’ monarch butterfly whose wings are adorned with “pan dulce” (Mexican sweet bread). The Monarch butterfly is a powerful symbol of migration and the pan dulce highlights the cultural influence of Latinos and calls attention to the contradictions of those who claim to love so many aspects of Latino culture (such as food), but don’t want the people who make these ubiquitous cultural contributions possible.