Telling Refugee/Migrant Stories through Food and Art

June 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Session Type: Panel

Food is viscerally associated with memories, place, traditions, and personal and collective history. For refugees and migrants, it can be a source of solace or a survival necessity, allow them to tell their own stories, and shift discussion from the system to the people. This session brings together a diverse group of panelists who have been involved with projects that use food and art to document refugee and migrant experiences, foster conversation, and connect people across generations and cultures.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the nuances of refugee/migrant experiences and the importance of art in healing, empowering, and connecting displaced communities.
  • See how food can be used as a source of artistic inspiration and cultural expression for refugee/migrant communities.
  • Learn how arts advocates and practitioners can develop culturally-relevant programming that helps to elevate refugee/migrant voices and stories.