Attending the dedication ceremony will be Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack and the Board of Commissioners, City Historian Gerard Karabin, City Art Curator Amado Mora, Artistic Director of the Union City Philharmonic Orchestra Jahye Kim, Artistic Director of West Hudson Opera John Jay Hebert, Artistic Director of The Grace Theatre Workshop Megan Fernandez, a guest speaker from Women Rising, and several other dignitaries. Very special guests will be Ok-Sun Lee and Il-Chul Kang, two ladies who survived this horrific time in history and who are flying from Korea for the ceremony.
The event will feature a haunting poetry reading by Cat J. Lane from the cast of the play “Comfort,” currently playing in New York City, as well as a performance by twelve-year old Subin Lee playing “Smetana-Moldau” on the harp.
Surrounding Liberty Plaza will be the memorable and thought-provoking art installation “Our Cry” by the Union City Artist Collective, featuring artists Amado Mora (Ecuador), Alma Peralta (Puerto Rico), Ines Berges (Dominican Republic), Juan Ramiro Torres (Peru), Ruth Alvarado (Costa Rica), Abby Levine (USA), Craig Radhuber (USA), Obdulio Romero Sabino (Dominican Republic), Sigfrido Duarte (Dominican Republic) Jhon Vargas (Ecuador), and Lucio Fernandez.
This is the biggest public art installation ever held in the City of Union City. Eleven artists from different countries all residing in Hudson County have come together to bring support and attention to human rights. The installation is curated by and is the brainchild of artist and Union City Commissioner Lucio Fernandez. Admission is free. Everyone is invited.