To commemorate the Newseum’s opening of “REFUGEE,” a groundbreaking exhibit by the Annenberg Space for Photography, internationally acclaimed photographer Tom Stoddart will talk about his work featured in the exhibit that depicts refugees throughout the world.
In addition, Mariela Shaker, a violin virtuoso who fled Syria in 2013, will talk about her experiences and give a small performance.
Kelly Clements, United Nations deputy high commissioner for refugees, will deliver opening remarks.
Kimberly Dozier of CNN and The Daily Beast, who’s covered the refugee crisis, will moderate the program.
“REFUGEE” opens Nov. 18 and presents global refugee experiences through singular and compelling images taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States. The photographs capture the hope and resolve of refugees in the face of dehumanizing and life-threatening persecution.
The event is open to all Newseum members, but an RSVP is required. Members should RSVP via the link in their newsletter or invitation, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a Newseum member and attend this event, please call 202/292-6287.
A VIP reception will be hosted before the program for Friends of the First Amendment Society and Corporate Engagement Program members. To learn how you can attend this VIP function, please contact Cassie Hurley at email@example.com or 202/292-6557.
“REFUGEE” is a project of the Annenberg Space for Photography, made possible with generous support from the Annenberg Foundation.