City Library to Host Refugee Youth Panel, Exhibit, Documentary
Faces and Voices of Refugee Youth activities highlight youth refugee experiences during World Refugee Awareness Month
June 4, 2012 – SALT LAKE CITY – In recognition of World Refugee Awareness Month, The City Library and the Center for Documentary Expression and Art, will host a number of activities to highlight youth refugee experiences in June.
· Youth Panel: June 12, 7-9 pm, Main Library Conference Rooms A&B. Domoina Voniarisoa, refugee coordinator for the City of South Salt Lake, will moderate a panel featuring five student refugees between the ages of 14 and 17. These students will discuss their refugee experiences and challenges. For more details about the panel, visit http://slcpl.org/events/view/1214.
· Faces and Voices of Refugee Youth Photography Exhibit: June 5-29, City Library Urban Room. This updated and award-winning exhibit combines intimate documentary portraits and oral history interviews with young people who came to our community as refugees. For more details about this exhibit, visit http://slcpl.org/events/view/1202.
· Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: June 14, 7 pm, Main Library Auditorium. The Center for Documentary Expression and Art (CDEA), KUED, and The City Library are delighted to partner during Utah's Refugee Awareness Month to show Pushing the Elephant, a documentary film that tells the story of Rose Mapendo, who was imprisoned with her family during violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo and later resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. Following the film, CDEA and KUED will host a panel discussion of the film and its relevance to the lives of Utah refugees with four Utah women, two who work with refugees and two who are refugees. For more details about this film, visit http://slcpl.org/events/view/1215.
These events are provided by The City Library, the Center for Documentary Expression and Art, KUED, and CDEA sponsors, including the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program, and The Ruth Eleanor Bamberger and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation.