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Welcome: A Virtual Poetry Declaration for World Refugee Day

Jun 19, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

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Add to Calendar 6/19/2021 6:00 PM 6/19/2021 8:00 PM America/Chicago Welcome: A Virtual Poetry Declaration for World Refugee Day

Presented by Catholic Charities, RAICES, Approach Place, NEISD, Cielo Unity in Action, SAMA, and the City of San Antonio Office of the Immigration Liaison, this poetry declaration event features original poems on displacement and resilience written and read by refugees, asylum seekers, and other forced migrants in collaboration with local poets and writers.

Poets:

  • The Foreign Arm
  • Saghar Roshan
  • Mandy Lynn Lara
  • Savannah Reed
  • Carmen Tafolla
  • Natalia Trevino
  • jo reyes-boitel
  • Muna Al Awadi
  • Buddha Mani Dhakal
  • Yohanes Soubirius De Santo
  • Eddie Vega
  • Gavbe Baker
  • Jesus Cortez
  • Therese M. Quinto
  • Octavio Quintanilla
  • Abril Linn-Garcia
  • Violeta Orozco
  • Joaquin Muerte
  • ire'ne lara silva
  • Lieder Perez
  • Joyous Windrider
  • Soe Ner Htoo

Global Ambassadors:

  • Methode Niyo & Felicita Laurent (Tanzania)
  • Mohammed & Amina Hassan Abdi (Kenya)
  • Marina Satia (Cote d' Ivoire)
  • Sarah Amash Hotakey (Afghanistan)
  • Muhkee La & Sunday Beh (Thailand)
  • Wachiba Selemani & Amisa (Congo)
San Antonio Museum of Art

Presented by Catholic Charities, RAICES, Approach Place, NEISD, Cielo Unity in Action, SAMA, and the City of San Antonio Office of the Immigration Liaison, this poetry declaration event features original poems on displacement and resilience written and read by refugees, asylum seekers, and other forced migrants in collaboration with local poets and writers.

Poets:

  • The Foreign Arm
  • Saghar Roshan
  • Mandy Lynn Lara
  • Savannah Reed
  • Carmen Tafolla
  • Natalia Trevino
  • jo reyes-boitel
  • Muna Al Awadi
  • Buddha Mani Dhakal
  • Yohanes Soubirius De Santo
  • Eddie Vega
  • Gavbe Baker
  • Jesus Cortez
  • Therese M. Quinto
  • Octavio Quintanilla
  • Abril Linn-Garcia
  • Violeta Orozco
  • Joaquin Muerte
  • ire'ne lara silva
  • Lieder Perez
  • Joyous Windrider
  • Soe Ner Htoo

Global Ambassadors:

  • Methode Niyo & Felicita Laurent (Tanzania)
  • Mohammed & Amina Hassan Abdi (Kenya)
  • Marina Satia (Cote d' Ivoire)
  • Sarah Amash Hotakey (Afghanistan)
  • Muhkee La & Sunday Beh (Thailand)
  • Wachiba Selemani & Amisa (Congo)

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