“When Home Won’t Let You Stay” Community Conversation

January 26, 2018 St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, St. Paul

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church invites you to attend an exhibit entitled “When Home Won’t Let You Stay” that runs January 2-February 6, 2018 in our Undercroft Gallery.

“When Home Won’t Let You Stay” is a poignant photography exhibition about refugees in Minnesota by documentary photographer James A. Bowey. It provides a new perspective on the often hidden lives and compelling experiences of refugees in our communities.

The number of globally displaced people has risen dramatically in recent years and is expected to continue to rise in response to ongoing conflicts, poverty, and climate change. International and national events have prompted debates in communities across the country about our duty to refugees, our American roots, and national identity.

The traveling exhibition consists of contemporary color portraits accompanied by first-person stories highlighting the plight and resiliency of refugees who call Minnesota home.

The exhibition also includes a unique live community conversation moderated by the photographer to consider the experiences of refugees, and the responses of local communities to needs of displaced people around the world.

The community conversation is at St. Matthew’s Church, 2136 Carter Avenue on Thursday, January 25, 6:30-9:00 pm. 

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