Celebrating the Life and Dreams of Immigrants & Refugees

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 7:00pm

photos by Naima Abdullahi

<p>photo by Naima Abdullahi</p>

photo by Naima Abdullahi

July 26-August 26 – “Here & Now” An Art Exhibit by Refugee and Immigrant Artists living in Atlanta. Featuring work by Naima Abdullahi, Omar Alsaraj, Tekie Gebremichael , and Jit Rai

Thursday, July 26th 7PM -- ‘The Visitor': Screening and discussion about immigration detention and advocacy for justice-Moderated by Azadeh Shahshahani and featuring panelists Deborah Reyes whose partner was detained at Stewart last year; Anton Flores co-founder of Alterna,  an organization in La Grange that offers accompaniment, advocacy, and hospitality to Latin American immigrants outside the gates of the Stewart Detention Center to better serve the families and friends of detainees at the Stewart Detention Center.  AFSC Georgia Peace Center.

Friday, August 17th  7pm --Screening of the Film “Lumumba” and the video “Letter to Pauline”.  Shrine of the Black Madonna, 946 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Saturday, August 18th 10am-5pm-- Why the Congo Matters!  Screening of film “Crisis in the Congo”; Purpose Maurice Carney from Friends of the Congo; Conversation with Congolese Youth from Kinshasa, DRC Ground Organizing Update (via Skype); youth speaker Kambale Musavuli; short film “Once Upon A Time in the Congo”; a discussion on Women in War—Voices from the Frontline; Strategy Session to build the solidarity movement and plan for Congo Week in October; Closing Reception and Cultural Program. Lunch will be provided.                                              Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave NE· Atlanta.

Friday, August 24th 11am-4pm – Lunch & Coalition Meeting for organizations and individuals working with immigrants and refugees.  Georgia Peace Center, 60 Walton Street, Downtown Atlanta.

Sunday, August 26th 4pm-6pm--Closing Receptions and Cultural Celebration at the AFSC Georgia Peace Center

Good-fellowship!  Art!  Film! Education!

American Friends Service Committee South Region Office, Georgia Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (GIRRC), Congolese Genocide Awareness, Friends of the Congo, Project South, Refugee Women's Network, Inc., Women Watch Afrika, Inc., Georgia Detention Watch, Global Growers Network, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, The International Action Center, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Contact Information: 

Alice Lovelace 404-586-0460 ext. 17

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