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Students volunteering to install the survivors exhibit

The Human Rights Events Series

Events are free & open to the public.

The Event Series runs through the 2018-19 academic school year.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Drake Memorial Library, and the Department of History, with funding from the Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grant. Please contact exhibit organizer Dr. Pilapa Esara Carroll for any questions or comments.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Survivors Exhibit

View the Exhibit

In a new location (Second Floor, West Side Gallery, Tower Fine Arts Building), the Survivors Exhibit is open for viewing now thru mid-April. This exhibit was created by refugee youth (Sandra and her brother Alex) to facilitate their post-resettlement healing processes after genocide in Congo and a Burundi refugee camp. 

Hear From the Creator

Date: Wednesday, April 17: Sandra will talk about her experiences as a genocide survivor and an advocate of women's empowerment.
Time: 7 pm
Location: McCue Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building
Description: As a recent college grad, Sandra wrote a memoir, and co-founded her own ngo! There will also be a book-signing for her memoir, How Dare the Sun Rise, also on the Brockport High School reading list.

Past Events

Opening Reception of the Survivors Exhibit

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 6 pm
Location: Drake Memorial Library
Description: Meet the Exhibit’s co-curator. The opening reception is free and open to the public. A member of Sandra and Alex's family will be the guest speaker.

Film Screening & Discussion: Salam Neighbor

Date: Tuesday, October 23
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Drake Memorial Library
Description: Two Americans try living in a Syrian refugee camp.

Film Screening & Discussion: Shadows of the Lynching Tree

Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Drake Memorial Library
Description: Is racism behind us? Race politics and history today.

Film Screening of Shadows of the Lynching Tree (February 27)

During a time of heightened racial tensions, how do we confront our past? A disturbing and moving documentary about the stories we remember and the ones we choose to forget.

Film Screening of Soufra (March 6)

The film's title is an Arabic word for a table of delicious plenitude. An apt description of this wildly inspirational documentary about a group of women who pursue their dreams despite living in a refugee camp.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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