Refuge in the Valley

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292 N. Gallery

292 N Liberty St Harrisonburg, Virginia
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“Refuge in the Valley: Portraits of Hope” is an photographic exhibit featuring portraits of individuals and families from seven countries: Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Pakistan, and the Central African Republic who have relocated to Harrisonburg, VA.

Harrisonburg area photographers Ernie Didot, Amelia Schmid, and Howard Zehr provide this rare glimpse into the lives and struggles of refugees now living in Virginia.

The exhibit will open with a public reception on Friday, August 4 from 5:00-8:00 pm at 292 North Liberty Street in Harrisonburg, and conclude with a panel discussion featuring immigration scholars from James Madison University on Friday, August 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. Additionally, the exhibit is open Saturdays in August from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

For further information, contact the Church World Service office in Harrisonburg at (540) 217-4600 or sacoleman@cwsglobal.org.

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