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A Visual Journey of Refugees from Home to Displacement to Resettlement

October 17, 2016

Bhutanese family reunion Monday, Aug. 8 2016. Photo credit: Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times gave front page coverage to the Jackson School’s Center for Global Studies co-sponsorship of “Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys,” an international collaboration that launched on Oct. 13 and showcases the work of photojournalists, documentary filmmakers, and musicians, guiding viewers through the journey of refugees from home to displacement to resettlement.

In its article “From Bhutan to Tukwila, back in the embrace of family,” the Seattle Times shares the story of a Seattle refugee family, which was part of the Oct. 13 installation and panel discussion on “Visualizing the Journey” as well as “Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys,” a photography exhibition and video documentary produced by Chicago-based, international nonprofit organization ART WORKS Projects.

The Seattle photography exhibition and video documentary tell the story of a refugee family in Seattle. These were developed by ART WORKS Projects in collaboration with the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School, The Seattle Times and its photographer Erika Schultz and videographer and editor Lauren Frohne, and UW Libraries and King County Library System.

The Seattle refugee story is a collaboration between these partners and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Exhibit and upcoming community conversations:

The Sanctuary/Sustenance Photography Exhibition is on view at UW’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library until Dec. 15, 2016.

Join King Country Libraries, ART WORKS Projects and the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School in conversation on resettlement:

  • Oct. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., Dubsea Coffee, 9910 Eighth Ave, SW, Seattle
  • Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave. S. Renton




View the full article here