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About XIV

With XIV, renowned performance artist and activist George Emilio Sanchez melds autobiography and history in a fearless performance that conveys the injustices racialized communities face as they fight for ‘equal protection of the laws’. Revolving around a 1946 class action lawsuit by 5 Mexican-American families to have their children enrolled in Orange County, CA public schools by applying the 14th Amendment, XIV serves as a creative counterpoint to the current events surrounding the realities of undocumented “dreamers” and the vitriolic calls for building a Wall.

With humor and spoken word testimony as poetic-protest, Sanchez embodies a response to what we are seeing unfold before us – marginalized people struggling to survive within a broken landscape, pitting constitutional ideals against the experience of being treated as unequal and inferior.

Run Time

70 minutes

Start Date

End Date

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

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