Join us for the installation of "Folds For Freedom" at the Montclair Public Library.
About "Folds for Freedom"
Maya Stein began making origami swans on June 20, 2018 to recognize every child separated from his or her parents seeking asylum at the border. She committed to making one swan for eery child being held at a detention center under the current administration’s “zero tolerance policy.” The number of children held, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, is 3,000, though there have been estimates of more than 11,000 children, the largest percentage being unaccompanied minors, that have been claimed by the agency’s Administration for Children and Families. The collection of swans was shown on July 18 at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ as part of a fundraiser organized by artist Asha Ganpat to benefit Kids At The Border, an Act Blue campaign, and will be installed today at the Montclair Public Library.