'Selena for Sanctuary' Returns To Celebrate Music And Immigrant Rights
"Selena for Sanctuary" will return for its second year to New York City on August 18th and the concert series organized by activist Doris Muñoz will continue to benefit immigrant rights. According to a press release, the show will support "Make The Road NY"- a 23,000-member organization that builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice.
"It's important to raise the visibility of what they're doing," Muñoz said to NYTimes, "so that the New York community knows what they can tap into if they're undocumented themselves, or if they have a friend or a loved one who is in that process and just needs advice or needs community."
The organization recently co-led campaigns that won driver's licenses for all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status and the NYS Dream Act, which gives undocumented students access to state tuition aid.
The event will feature Latinx artists such as Kali Uchis, Cuco, Helado Negro and more.
Uchis recently expressed her support and her involvement in the benefit, saying, "so honored to be headlining Selena for Sanctuary this year. Creating safe spaces and bringing awareness to the issues immigrant communities are facing is the goal. I can't wait celebrate our roots, our journeys, all while paying tribute to the inspirational icon Selena."
The show is expecting to draw hundreds of New Yorkers that will honor and sing the songs by Selena Quintanilla, who died on March 31, 1995, at age 23.