Refugees Welcome

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Northminster Presbyterian Church

1660 Kessler Blvd East Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Refugees Welcome
Agappe Hakizimana, Karl Selm, Pastor Teri Thomas


Event Description:

Explore the concept of “home” through refugee perspectives with creative placemaking through art, faith, and data.

The world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since WWII. Refugees Welcome will provide an interactive, safe, and creative forum to discuss this timely topic. Learn how refugees develop a sense of home in a new country through "mental maps," which are personal points-of-view and perceptions of the areas in which they interact. Over time, the mental map expands as the community is explored. Story maps, which combine narrative text, images, and multimedia, will be created to transform data and geography into compelling and meaningful art.

A spoken word performance, story-sharing featuring refugee families, and a collaborative art project asking participants to create their own depiction of what “home” means to them will round out the experience.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by Northminster Presbyterian Church, Exodus Refugee, The Polis Center, and Yardbox Films.

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