Lang Civic Engagement & Social Justice


Featured Project: Re:Construccíon

Lang CESJ is proud to share student work that addresses issues related to social justice and civic engagement. This week, we are highlighting Re:Construccíon, from Lang students Sayre Quevedo, Amber Vanterpool, Luna Olvarria Gallegos, and Juliana Broad.

Re:Construcción is a multimedia documentary exhibit that presents the lives and histories of six Salvadorans who have been directly affected by the armed conflict in El Salvador.  With our partner organizations, we’ve created  a space for dialogue, learning, and reflection not only among the Salvadoran community itself, but across identity lines.

The work focuses on the legacy and impact of the Salvadoran Civil War as well as contemporary themes like trans-national identity, intergenerational knowledge, and the societal effects of conflict. The exhibit is a transnational collaboration between individual artists, collectives, and community organizations that work with Salvadorans in the United States and El Salvador.  This summer, Re:Construcción will be on tour this summer in New York, D.C., Los Angeles, and El Salvador.  Check out our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on events!

Written by Amber Vanterpool, a senior at Lang studying Culture and Media and minoring in Global Studies. Re:Construccíon is embarking on a tour this summer, with exhibitions in New York, D.C, Los Angeles and El Salvadore.