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A Zapoteco Immigrant Story of One, a Reality of All

Date: April 12, 2015

A Zapoteco Immigrant Story of One, a Reality of All narrates the life experiences of their migration and the events that lead paisanos (peasants, compatriots) from San Juan Coatecas, Oaxaca, Mexico to migrate to the United States. The story highlights the struggles of divided families and the trials immigrant children face when moving to other countries, particularly academic challenges.

The play is a continuation of “Fandango Zapoteco: Un Teatro del Pueblo y Para el Pueblo,” in which Felipe, a coatecano young man, married Elena, a young girl from the town. In this second installment, Felipe is forced to leave his hometown and migrate to El Norte, leaving Elena and their two children behind, with the promise of returning or sending for them to be reunited at last.

A Zapoteco Immigrant Story of One, A Reality of All is inspired by the life stories of many Zapotecos that have settled in Madera. By telling this story, Brenda and her group hope to publicly share the reasons behind migration and the struggles their community faces. They want their own people to see that each of their stories is important, and they must not be ashamed of where they came from. Lastly, they hope to begin a conversation about how to deal with the issues addressed in the play and explore how their community can integrate into American society without

A Zapoteco Immigrant Story of One, a Reality of All
Theatrical presentation

Presented by Brenda Ordaz

Sunday, May 3
rd, 2015
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Madera Court House Park

210 W. Yosemite Ave.

Madera, CA 93637

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