The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education presents
FREE ART EXHIBITION ON VIEW
September 25-November 3, 2017
The Friday Center
100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27519
Exhibit open Monday-Thursday 8 am-8 pm, Friday 8 am-5 pm.
*Special Sunday hours: October 1 & 29: 1-7 pm
Bringing a group? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your visit.
According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the number of displaced people has reached over 65 million globally. Through images created by five internationally acclaimed artists, REFUGEE is a multimedia art exhibit exploring the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The exhibit features photographs taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United States.
- LYNSEY ADDARIO covers the disenfranchised Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.
- OMAR VICTOR DIOP creates portraits of refugee mothers and children from the Central African Republic and Cameroon.
- GRACIELA ITURBIDE documents displaced families in Colombia.
- MARTIN SCHOELLER creates portraits of refugees newly resettled in the United States.
- TOM STODDART follows the path of refugees fleeing to Europe.
This timely exhibition of 125 portrait photographs, stories, and accompanying film allows audiences to engage with aspects of the plight of refugees not previously encountered, and to reflect on a full range of refugee experiences through singular images that offer visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams and their hopes for a better future.
The REFUGEE exhibition features an original documentary film of the same title available now on Netflix and narrated by UNHCR High Profile Supporter, Academy Award-winning actor Cate Blanchett. The 23-minute film follows each photographer commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography.
Please note that REFUGEE contains some graphic images and content that may not be suitable for all visitors.
Exhibit open before all events. Come early and explore the exhibit at your leisure.
- October 12: Refugee Protection Today: Conflict and Potential
Understand the refugee crisis from a global perspective and discover what refugee protection can and should look like.
- October 19: Refugees: Pathways, Experiences, and Resettlement
Explore and examine the realities facing refugees resettling in North Carolina and explore the ethical obligations of healthcare professionals to participate in their care.
- October 26: Film Screening, Salam Neighbor
View the 2016 award-winning feature documentary that shares stories of the heartbreak and hope of refugee life, as told by two American filmmakers permitted to set up a tent and live among 85,000 Syrians in Jordan’s refugee camp. Post-documentary discussion included.
- November 2: In Our Backyard: The Realities of Post-Resettlement Life and Community-Based Approaches to Rebuilding Home
Engage with refugee community leaders as they share their stories, celebrate successes, and teach ways the local community can provide solutions for local refugees.
- September 28, October 12 & 26, November 9: Book Club Series: How Does it Feel to be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi
Participate in an in-depth study and discussion of the selection chosen for this year’s Carolina Summer Reading Program.
- October 1 & 29: Sunday Exhibit Open Hours
Tour the exhibit during these open Sunday hours (1-7 pm).
Thank you to our co-sponsors:
Board of Orange County Commissioners & Visit Chapel Hill