I’m not doing anything wrong. I don’t have a legal paper, but I don’t need a legal paper to stay with the kids. I’m a mother. I don’t need that. – Sandra Lopez, Carbondale, CO
On October 14, Motus Theater will bring to the stage Women of Resolution – featuring the stories of four Colorado women in sanctuary: Araceli Velasquez, Ingrid Encalada Latorre, Rosa Sabido, and Sandra Lopez. Because these women can’t leave sanctuary to read their own stories or go to the legislature to advocate for their rights, their stories will be read by members of the Colorado House of Representatives, including Rep. Mike Foote, Rep. Leslie Herod, Rep. Joseph Salazar, and Rep. Jonathan Singer.
The Women of Resolution performance is developed from interviews and photos by the award-winning journalist, Joel Dyer (Boulder Weekly), and woven together with music sung by Teresita Lozano. This performance component is followed by a live poetic response from award-winning feminist and civil rights slam poet, Dominique Christina, and a talkback discussion with sanctuary leaders, including Jeanette Vizguerra. The event ends with a call to action from the American Friends Service Committee and Faith in Action.