ARTWORKS Project will stage photo exhibition event for World Refugee Day

Syrian refugee family home visit in MafraqSyrian refugee family home visit in Mafraq. Photo: ICMC/ S. Schirato. Brussels , 8 June 2017 - ICMC Europe, in collaboration with Amnesty International, Caritas International and Serve the City Brussels will present the ARTWORKS Project (AWP) photo exhibition Sanctuary/Sustenance, ‘The story of many stories’, in Brussels. The event aims to share World Refugee Day through visuals, music and an open debate, tracing the journey of a family during the calamitous experience of displacement. The outdoor video projection aims to raise public awareness of issues of displacement, and the challenges of rebuilding a life in a new community. Previously, the installation has been projected on the facades of community and civic centers, houses of worship and places of learning to highlight the importance of open door spaces, fit for welcome and shelter.

This artistic and educational event will take place at Place Flagey. It will begin with an open debate entitled ‘Volunteering for refugees: two years after the refugee crisis- reflections, lessons learned and future perspectives’, and will be followed by the projection of ARTWORKS Projects’ photo exhibition. The event will close with music by refugee artists (Refugees Got Talent). As a global initiative, this origional experience will spark conversation about the collective responsibility to welcome refugees, and encourage policy makers to act in favor of fundamental human rights.

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