|The words immigrant activism and opera are seldom used together, but White Snake Projects is pioneering this cause. We talk to Cerise Lim Jacobs, Pulitzer Prize winning opera creator and librettist from the multicultural hub of Singapore whose latest opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, tackles head on issues of social justice and democracy, starting with immigration. Cerise also talks to composer and producer Xiren Wang about the particular challenges faced by the Asian American community in speaking out and being heard.
On August 6, 2020 we hosted along with IIH the forum, Immigration: Dreaming of a Real Future. A panel of immigrants and Dreamers discussed the unprecedented racism and anti-immigrant sentiment exposed by the pandemic.