LAS MANOS NEGRAS
Las Manos Negras (The Black Hands), East Dallas, 2011 - 2013
Las Manos Negras (LMN) is a multimedia grassroots initiative for the Dallas day-labor community designed to celebrate the invaluable contribution immigrants make to regional culture and to educate the public about wage theft, worker exploitation, and work-related violence in the state of Texas. A participatory public art project developed by Scott Gleeson with Dallas artist Dane Larsen, LMN conducted outreach with migrant laborer at the Ross Avenue Food Mart, an established day labor hiring site, building a referral network for exploited migrants with our community partners, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Pueblo Sin Fronterras, The Dallas Workers' Rights Board, Equal Justice Center, and the Texas Civil Rights Project. LMN is supported in part by the 2012 Idea Fund, a regional re-granting initiative of the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Las Manos Negras is represented by Peripheral Vision Gallery.