International Day of the Refugee - event in collaboration with Vluchtelingen in de Knel

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International Day of the Refugee event in collaboration with Vluchtelingen in de Knel

20/06/2019
16:00 - 19:30

In June 2016 the United Nations declared the 20th of June, International Day of the Refugee. Over the last nine months, the Van Abbemuseum has been working collaboratively with Vluchtelingen in de Knel, a non-profit organization that promotes the basic rights of (rejected) refugees, to tell their stories in the museum. On the day of this international celebration, Vluchtelingen in de Knel volunteers and clients will be taking over the museum for an evening filled with music, theater and discussion.

This event will also be the opening of the mini-exhibit, Photo Voices, which is installed in the Werksalon, on the first floor of the collection building. Coordinators and photographers from Vluchtelingen in de Knel have been hosting workshops with refugees to assist them in photographically telling their stories about living as an undocumented person in the Netherlands. The aim of this project is to shed light and humanize the stories of these people because they are often misconstrued in the news and media.

This event is open to the public, not just people who identify as a refugee. All are encouraged to join!

PROGRAMME

16:00  Introduction

16:30  Photo Voices exhibition opening

17:30  Theater Performance by Gehring & Ketelaars Productions

18.30  Drinks with special performance by Van Abbemuseum Choir

19:30  Closing

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