World Refugee Day at the SDSU Downtown Gallery
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗗𝗦𝗨 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.
!𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰!
Currently planned activities include*:
𝟭:𝟬𝟬 – 𝟳:𝟬𝟬 𝗽.𝗺. (𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁)
𝗔 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝘆: Kerianne Quick, 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗿, 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗿𝘁 + 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁-𝗶𝗻-𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 New Americans Museum
Did you come to live in San Diego from another state? Another country? Did your family or ancestors come from somewhere else? Do you have a special object from that place? Or a story about an object from that place?
YOU are invited to share a personal object or object memory – significant to your own migration story, or that of your family. A Portrait of People in Motion honors and collects migration stories of Americans new and long-established. New Americans Museum Artist-in-Residence Kerianne Quick and the NAM invite you to participate in this project that will paint a portrait of our city through objects brought or left behind during migration journeys.
How to participate:
1. Make an appointment (appointments are 15 minutes each) here: https://portrait-of-a-people-in-motion-with-new-americans-museum.appointlet.com/
2. Bring your object to the SDSU Downtown Gallery at 725 W Broadway.
3. Share a story about your object and it will be photographed for 3D printing.
4. Your story will be archived along with the 3D printed recreation of your object in text or audio format at the New Americans Museum.
Learn more about A Portrait of People in Motion:
Photographer, Nish Nalbandian will be in the gallery to talk about his bodies of work, which are the results of his experience documenting the Syrian Civil War and subsequent migration of Syrian refugees into southern Turkey. A Whole World Blind documents the individual stories of fighters on the front line of Northern Syria’s rebel-held territories and everyday citizens navigating their war-torn country. A Handful of Dust shares the daily experiences and circumstances of Syrians who have fled their home country and upended their lives through thoughtful images that depict a diverse set of outcomes.
Nish Nalbandian has photographed in more than 35 countries worldwide in a variety of environments and continues to cover Syrian Refugee issues. Nalbandian’s awards include First Prize for Conflict photography in the 2014 IPA, the Gold Medal for War Photography in the 2014 PX3, and many more.
This gallery talk is presented in partnership with Medium Photo.
𝟲:𝟯𝟬 – 𝟳:𝟯𝟬 𝗽.𝗺.
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿-𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗲 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵:
𝗗𝗿. 𝗞𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻, 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗿, 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆 𝗝𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘇, 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗧𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀
𝗦𝗗𝗦𝗨 𝗠𝗙𝗔 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀
Join us for an informational and interactive experience in learning how to connect with asylum-seeking refugees who have been detained at the Otay Mesa Detention Center. Dr. Kate Swanson and immigration attorney, Jennifer Gonzalez, will lead an open conversation about the organization Detainee Allies and how it has connected the general public to asylum-seekers currently being held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center. In addition to the conversation, guests will hear letters from those detained in Otay Mesa read by SDSU students and have the opportunity to engage in an activity that will assist them in writing their own letters to asylum-seekers.
Learn more about Detainee Allies and recent press:
*𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀/𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝘀
New Americans Museum