For You…

Kathleen Bitetti

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Project Description: A performative action for December 18th, 2011 to commemorate International Migrants Day. Kathleen Bitetti is leaving nine copies of Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, at historical and/or contemporary Boston sites that were or still are key travel/connecting points for immigrants, migrants, and commuters.

Her interest in immigration/migration is both personal and political. She was born in Boston and is a second generation American. Her family on both sides immigrated from Europe (Italy and Poland) to the U.S. in the early 1900’s. Immigrants have been and are still key to the United States economic growth and expansion. An important fact that has been lost in the current U.S. debate on immigration reform.

This is a book by an American author that helped to create and change our country’s public policy.

By leaving a book for someone else to find is both a way to commemorate and also a quiet act of defiance.

If you are one of the people who found one of these books, she hopes that after you read it, that you share it with others.

Safe Passage.

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