Show Me Your Hands 

Fanny García

Keep your eyes on her hands as you learn more about one Central American woman’s story of motherhood, migration, and detention

This installation is a part of Inside Voices: An Oral History Exhibition, showcasing multimedia projects and stories recorded by the 2016 cohort of Columbia University’s Oral History MA program. This event will take place at The Social Hall at Union Theological Seminary on April 27, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Pick up a "literary" passport—which contains excerpts of her interview—and travel with her as she narrates her experiences with you. She'll share why she fled El Salvador, and how she and her daughter traveled hundreds of miles to the U.S.-Mexico border in search of refuge, but were instead held in a detention center in Texas for three weeks before finally being released.

Fanny Julissa García is a writer, editor, and emerging oral historian. Born in Honduras and raised in Mexico, she grew up in Los Angeles and it is the city where she established herself as a writer and social justice advocate. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in English before moving to Las Vegas in 2015 to work in digital and social media marketing. Her research interests include the history of detention centers in the U.S., Central American Studies, immigration, and human rights advocacy.