• Join your neighbors, community narrators, musicians, and the artist on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room. Register now!
EXPERIENCE THE EXHIBIT ALL NOVEMBER The exhibition is the product of documentary artist James A. Bowey, who traveled the country collecting the stories and photos of refugees living in America. The penetrating portraits, alongside first-person accounts presented as found poems, share the devastating stories of violence and loss that permeate the refugee experience, challenging us to consider our role in building supportive and welcoming communities for refugees around the world.
JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS NOVEMBER 20 As part of this exhibition, Bowey will lead a live community event to consider the experiences of refugees and our responses to the needs of displaced people around the world. Accompanied by live music and narrators from the community, he will present more photographs, stories and reflections from When Home Won't Let You Stay, then lead a community conversation about how current refugee policies and attitudes reflect the state of the empathetic imagination in our civic life.
This compelling talk explores how we can bear witness in a contentious world, and awaken our imagination to the possibilities of hope, justice, and human connection.
Event Type(s): Arts & Culture, Learn & Connect, Civic Learning