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#RefugiArte Exhibition closes next week

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018. 2:30 pm CST.

BBN Staff: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Ministry with responsibility for Immigration and Refugees, and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Belize had the pleasure of exhibiting the #RefugiArte collection at the Mexican Cultural Institute since the celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2018.

World Refugee Day is the day the world honors the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees around the globe.

The commemoration of that day also marks an opportunity for the public to show support for families who have been forced and still are being forced to flee their homes because of violence and other forms of persecution.

The #RefugiARTe exhibition is composed of illustrations from artists in Latin America who have created works on the topic of persons who have been forced to flee their homes and cross borders to seek safety.

The exhibit also contains a work from an artist in Belize, whose parents are refugees.

After being on display for over 8 weeks, #RefugiArte will close with a small ceremony on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 6:30 – 9:00 PM.

After this, the exhibition will tour through Belize with the enthusiastic, full support from the National Institute for Culture and History (NICH).

#RefugiArte will be on display in the Houses of Culture in the main towns of Belize, starting on Friday 7th September at the House of Culture in San Ignacio, followed by Benque,

Orange Walk, Corozal, Dangriga, San Pedro and then Belmopan.


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