Alumni Stories: “Where Are They Now?”

That’s What Social Equity is All About

Art-making is a language Silvi Naçi has always comfortably spoken.

Silvi’s mixed memories of their homeland demonstrate the complexity of the immigrant experience.

Silvi concomitantly describes their homeland as both a “place where the whole neighborhood is your family” and as a “war-zone country.”

Mayor Menino with AFH teens. The Mayor’s Mural Crew was started during his time in office.
An ongoing project: “Building bricks for communal healing.”
“ha mer ika, Institutional Interruptions”, a book on the immigrant and queer experience.
An experimental film, “The Bow Wake [Vala e Harkut], 2019”
Stand Up: Women* You Should Know, a pop-up exhibition at Gallery Kayafas.

He always supported me in going higher. “I’ll see you at the top, going up those clouds — you can go higher, you can go higher!” he would say.

“I don’t think I can explain—I think you’d have to know everything that I’ve gone through in my life to know how much having that support meant to me. I still think about what he’s told me, with every opportunity that comes along and everything I do.”

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