Sandra Mayo


Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream


SANCTUARY: a place of refuge or safety.

THE AMERICAN DREAM: a national ethos of the United States,

the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.

“Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream“ is generously funded by the International Association of New Haven, the City of New Haven and Suzio-York Hill.

Susan B. Hilles Gallery

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