“The National Office of Emergency raised the number of displaced people on Sunday to two million.”
-NYT, Feb 28, Frantic Rescue Efforts in Chile…
In today’s rehearsal we wrote about what displacement means to us. I spoke about how being a first generation Peruvian-Chilean women in NYC has displaced me from a culture and ethinicity in all respects. Now my mother’s home country is experiencing its own version of displacement-terremoto (spanish for earthquake).
The earthquake in Haiti was a very present note of inspiration at the beginning of this process. It reminds me of the ’89 earthquake in the Bay Area, CA. Earthquakes as a means of reminders that displacement can happen at anytime and can be totally out of your control.