Miami Light Project presents Xavier Cortada’s “Oath” on Inauguration Day

Miami Light Project




Xavier Cortada

with the participation of
Marcos D. Jimenez
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida

Inauguration Day
Friday, January 20th, 2017
11:30 am

Miami Light Project
404 NW 26th St, 33127
Miami, FL

(305) 576-6480


Oath is a performative piece that brings citizens together towards a common purpose to uphold our Constitution. As part of Cortada’s performance, Mr. Jimenez will administer this Oath to all those present at noon (the exact time that the President-Elect takes office):


“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute my role as ‪#Citizen of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, ‪#preserve, ‪#protect and ‪#defend the ‪#Constitution of the United States.



Reading of the US Constitution

Between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, individuals will gather to simultaneously read the United States Constitution out loud in English, in Spanish, and in Haitian Creole.


Oath serves to launch Culture of Resistance,” a 48-month, socially-engaged performance project by Xavier Cortada based at the Miami Light Project (


Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis: A Public Event Series Bringing Miami Together to Discuss Our Future

FIU SEAS and FIU CARTA Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will be one of three speakers to discuss art, environmentalism and activism as part of Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis: A Public Event Series Bringing Miami Together to Discuss Our Future.

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join local scholars and environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation? What is at risk right now and how can we build resilient communities? Share your stories and hear new ones.

For more information about the Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis series, see

Funded by the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities