Baltimore's World Refugee Day 2014

Baltimore's World Refugee Day 2014
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Creative Alliance and the Baltimore Resettlement Center produce an annual international family showcase, celebrating Baltimore as a home to talented refugees and immigrants during World Refugee Day. On June 21 we commemorate the courage of our local refugees and immigrants and honor the circumstances which have caused so many to flee their homes. Almost 15 million people across the world live as refugees, having fled political oppression, religious persecution or conflict. Each year, a fortunate few – less than 1% – qualify for the opportunity to restart their lives in the United States. The refugee and asylee agencies at the Baltimore Resettlement Center serve more than a thousand refugees and other humanitarian migrants every year.

This Saturday, start your afternoon learning Congolese Dance with brothers Tresor & Daniel Echa in Sculpture Court, 12:30pm-1pm. “Slaves to Fashion,” a short film by Congolese teen Evodie Ngoy of Wide Angle Youth Media premieres in Auditorium at 1pm, followed by powerful spoken word from Bilphena Yahwon, native of Liberia. Dances of the world follow by women native of Nepal, Burundi, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia, and USA! Art exhibition by BCCC's Refugee Youth Project, New Roots gardeners of International Rescue Committee, and VisionWorkshops in Sculpture Court. Interactive family art activity, “Path of Change” in Studio B, Lower Level, 12pm-2:30pm. FREE!

Celebration is at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201. Enter on Charles Street. For directions and parking, please visit www.thewalters.org.

For more niformation and performances visit the event page.

RSVP to info@creativealliance.org or call 410-276-1651.

Presented by The Creative Alliance and Baltimore Resettlement Center.

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World Refugee Day at The Walters Art Museum  

World Refugee Day at The Walters Art Museum

Sat Jun 21, 12-2:30pm

The Baltimore Resettlement Center and Creative Alliance commemorate the courage of refugees and immigrants, honoring the circumstances which have caused so many to flee their homes. “Slaves to Fashion,” a short film by Congolese native Evodie Ngoy of Wide Angle Youth Media premieres. Learn dances from around the world. Live musical performances, displays of refugee artworks, and family art activities. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201. For directions and parking, please visit www.thewalters.org. RSVP! info@creativealliance.org or call 410-276-1651. 12-2:30pm | FREE

Art Exhibition Sculpture Court, Level 2A

BCCC’s Refugee Youth Project

New Roots

VisionWorkshops

Art Activity: Path of Change Studio B, Lower Level | 12-2:30pm

Congolese Dance Lesson Sculpture Court | 12:30-1pm

Tresor and Daniel Echa

International Dance & Music Auditorium | 1-2:30pm

Mexican dances by Cinco Naciones Unidas | Five Nations United

Liberian artist Bilphena Yahwon’s Spoken Word

Congolese filmmaker Evodie Ngoy’s Slaves to Fashion

BCCC’s Refugee Youth Project:

Damberi Acharya, Nepali Singing

Jacqueline Ndayizeye, Burundian Dancing

World Refugee Day is an annual event presented by Creative Alliance and the Baltimore Resettlement Center. See last year’s showcase at the Walters Art Museum

Thanks to our partners at the Baltimore Resettlement Center!

Baltimore City Community College and Refugee Youth Project

http://refugeeyouthproject.org/

International Rescue Committee in Baltimore

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area

Baltimore City Department of Social Services

Baltimore Medical System