An unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, more than half of whom are under the age of 18. In a world where nearly 34,000 people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of conflict or persecution, the work of UNHCR has never been more important.
Artists have always confronted crisis and trauma in their works and they have helped remind the world of the humanity of persons compelled to flee.
This discussion with UNHCR and Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU looks at the role art can play to shed light on neglected dimensions of the refugee crisis.
Moderator: Mr. Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation
Spring 2017 Practitioner-in-Residence, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
Mr. Wafaa Bilal
Arts Professor NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts
Ms. Molly Crabapple
Artist, journalist and author of the memoir Drawing Blood
Ms. Mariam Ghani
Artist, writer, filmmaker and teacher
Open by and participation with:
Ms. Ninette Kelley
UNHCR New York Director
Co-sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Please RSVP. The event is first-come, first-serve basis.