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Lion’s Pride Committee:
Johnny Calavitta, English Department, Associate Professor
Karen Holum, Design Department Chair
Wesley Mantooth, English Department Chair
Marian Romero-Govea, Student
Sue Wozniak, Librarian

Cover Art: “Give me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Be Free” by Graham Gale

Artist’s Statement:

I believe this country was built on the backs of immigrants. Here legally or not; slaves or slaves to the dream; the fortunate and the unfortunate. Most wanting to just make a better life for themselves.

I am an immigrant. I was married near this statue. It has a real place in my life. The process to become a citizen can be onerous, challenging, intimidating, and ultimately rewarding or heart-breaking.

Dark foreboding skies hover over the lady with the lamp but with hope for brighter days ahead.


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