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RefugiARTe Exhibition

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RefugiARTe Exhibition - 03/13/19 05:28 PM

You are invited to opening ceremony of the RefugiARTe exhibition. Friday, March 15th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm at the House of Culture.

RefugiArte illustrates the journey of people fleeing conflict and persecution, often risking their lives, travelling by land or sea to reach safety. Through this exhibition, Latin American artists aim to promote a positive attitude and generate empathy towards refugees. At a time of increasing displacement in the Americas, RefugiArte comes to the San Pedro House of Culture to help raise awareness of the protection needs of refugees and internally displaced persons. Join us on this journey WithRefugees.

The Exhibition will run from Monday, March 18 to Monday, April 15, 2019

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Re: RefugiARTe Exhibition - 03/19/19 11:33 AM

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RefugiArte: The Refugee Crisis Illustrated By Latin American Artists

The San Pedro House of Culture along with The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) hosted the inauguration of the RefuiARTe Photo Exhibition. The exhibition illustrates the Refugee Crisis as portrayed by several Latin American artists including two from Belize. The RefuigARTe exhibition was first launched in December 2018 at Santa Elena to sensitize to the people of Belize about refugees. For people to become more compassionate to their peers that come from a refugee background.

Those in attendance enjoyed a video of what UNHCR Belize is all about and some of their work here in the country, more specifically in the Valley of Peace and Armenia Villages. Mrs. Carla Rosado of NICH presented the Directors Remarks for the evening, while Ingrid Fernandez shared the special remarks. Chairman of the San Pedro House of Culture, Mr. Guillermo Paz delivered the vote of thanks.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the Ambergris Today

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San Pedro House of Culture hosts RefugiARTe Exhibition
The San Pedro House of Culture (SPHC), along with the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Belize held a #RefugiARTe Exhibition at the SPHC office on Friday, March 15th. The exhibition aims to raise awareness through art the plight of refugees and internationally displaced persons who are affected by violence, discrimination, and intolerance in the world. It also calls out for joint cooperative efforts to bring visibility and to respond to the needs of refugees to ensure protection and solutions for persons forced to flee their homes.
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